Best Italian Meatballs
½ cup Italian style bread crumbs
¼ cup milk
1 pound 85% ground beef
1 onion, finely diced
1½ tsp minced garlic (3 cloves)
1 tsp Worchestershire sauce
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tbls grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Soak crumbs in milk for 20 minutes.
Mix all ingredients in bowl until well blended. Shape into 24 balls (1 ½ “ each).
Hack : Place uncooked meatballs on cookie sheet and place in freezer until solid. Seal in freezer bag or container and store in freezer for future use.
Cooking Method #1: Drop meatballs one at a time into sauce, soup or other cooking liquid and simmer gently for 30-35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160͒. Do not stir for the first 10 minutes to allow meatballs to set. Stir gently and occasionally after that.
Cooking method #2: Bake uncovered in at 400͒ for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160͒.
Suggestion: Substitute meatballs for the sausage in this spaghetti sauce!
6 servings (4 meatballs), 258 calories per serving