I made a few changes to this Meatball recipe from Paleo Pot for lunch today:
Finely grated zucchini, squeezed!
1 lb ground beef
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
Form into meatballs
4 c loose baby spinach
1/2 c sunflower seeds
Layer half in the bottom of the crockpot, the add layer of meatballs
1/2 jar marinara sauce
Cover in marinara sauce.
Layer remaining spinach and sunflower seeds, cook for 4 hours on slow cooker setting. Nice to use my rice cooker for something else. Prepped this in the am, didn't take too long at all.
Taste notes: Tasty, but it is good to note that the meatball did not have a very meatball-y texture at all. This is probably due to the fact that I may have not put enough binding agent into the meatball mixture. The way the spinach melted into the meatballs gave a dolma type experience.