Best Italian Meatballs


Best Italian Meatballs

½ cup Italian style bread crumbs

¼ cup milk

1 pound 85% ground beef

1 onion, finely diced

1 egg

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

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