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Baked Quinoa and Mushroom Beef Meatballs

baked meatballs made with ground beef, mushroom, and quinoa. It's the ultimate comfort food that can be enjoyed as is or with pasta, vegetables, salads
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 60kcal


  • 1 lb. ground beef at least 90% lean
  • ¾ cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 ounces baby bella mushrooms stems removed
  • ½ med onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup thawed frozen chopped spinach (squeezed dry)
  • 1 egg whisked
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or whatever seasonings you like
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese optional


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Using a food processor, pulse mushrooms until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and then add the onion, and garlic to blender and pulse until finely chopped also. Be careful not to overpulse to retain texture.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix ingredients using your hands (but don’t overwork the meat!) and shape into small sized balls. Place in greased mini muffin pan (or baking sheet) and bake for 15-20 min, or until meatballs are browned and cooked through.


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 22mg