“Frog Slime” Meatballs

Frog Slime Meatballs

1 pound ground turkey (you can use whatever ground meat you like, but we prefer the turkey for this)

2 cloves garlic

1/2 small yellow onion

3 cups loosely packed spinach leaves

1 cup loosely packed basil leaves (you could also use parsley or any other green herb, or a combination)

2 eggs

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

About 1/4 cup of olive oil

About 2/3 cup dry breadcrumbs

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Grease 12 muffin tins with cooking spray.  In a food processor, finely chop the garlic and onion.  Add the spinach and pulse until very fine.  Add the eggs, salt, and pepper, and pulse to mix.  With the processor running, stream in the olive oil a little at a time until you have a smooth puree.

In a large bowl, add the puree to the meat and mix thoroughly.  Gradually add the breadcrumbs until you have a soft mixture that will just hold together (if you put a ball into the palm of your hand, it should sink a little — envision a shape like a scoop of ice cream).  Scoop the mixture into the muffin tins and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

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