Eggplant Meatball Stack

Carbs Per Serving: 33 grams carbs total
Effort: Easy

1 medium eggplant — cut into 6 sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup protein powder — unflavored
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup oil for frying
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon italian seasoning — dried blend
1 cup tomato based pasta sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese — shredded

How to Prepare:

Make meatballs by: mixing pork, beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and italian seasonings. Mix well by hand and form into 18 balls.

Put balls into a large skillet over medium heat and cook, turning occasionally to brown on all sides, for 20 minutes.

Mix pasta sauce and water and pour over meatballs.

Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix protein powder with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Dredge eggplant in the mixture, then fry in hot oil until just tender -turn only once. Drain on paper towels.

To serve: lay 1 eggplant slice down and top with 3 meatballs. cut in 1/2. Spoon a little sauce over it and sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese.
if having trouble making meatballs stick together, you may need to add a tablespoon or 2 of protein powder:)

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