Fresh Food Fridays offers recipe for Pumpkin Meatball Spiders

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Pumpkin Meatball Spiders

Ingredients
· 1 pound ground sirloin
· 1 pound ground turkey
· 1 cup canned 100% pumpkin puree
· 2 eggs, slightly beaten
· ½ cup finely diced onion
· 2 garlic cloves, minced
· ¼ cup bread crumbs
· ¼ cup parmesan cheese
· ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
· ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
· ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
· 1½ tablespoons chopped fresh sage
· 1 teaspoon salt
· ½ teaspoon black pepper
· Orange bell peppers, cut into strips to look like spider legs.

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
2. Mix all ingredients together in large mixing bowl, except the ground sirloin and ground turkey.
3. Add ground sirloin and ground turkey into mixture with hands.
4. Form 1.5 inch meatballs and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
5. Bake in oven for 15-30 minutes until cooked through.
6. Use orange bell pepper strips to add to meatball to look like a spider.
7. You can also use a small dice of orange bell pepper for spider eyes.
8. Serve on top of zoodles, zucchini noodles. See recipe below.