Meatballs… Yes!

Meatballs, oh yeah! My 4-year-old son would eat meatballs everyday if I would let him. It is the one way he always eats beef. However you can use any type of ground meat you like. My boss is an Italian dentist and when we have the staff bring food in for a lunch he is asked to bring meatballs. He makes awesome meatballs and he swears you just throw spices in there and they always come out fine because the real trick as he says is to use half ground beef and half ground italian sausage. I used this recipe to make meatballs to go with spaghetti tonight and I only used ground beef but you choose. The possibilities are endless.



1 lb ground beef, lean

2 cloves garlic (or garlic powder)

1/2 c onion (or onion powder 2 tbsp)

1 tbsp parsley

1 egg

3 tbsp ketchup

1/4 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

1/4 c bread crumbs (or crumbled up old bread)

1/4 c parmesan cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add all ingredients except meat to a bowl and mix together. Add meat to mixture and incorporate with your hands until everything is mixed together. Roll mixture in hands to form 1 inch balls. Spray cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until done. I like to place my meatballs in muffin tins so that the juices don’t run all over my oven.


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