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Easy Meatballs

 163 Ratings
80 Comments
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Here's your go-to, foolproof, basic meatball recipe you'll never want to be without.

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian-style bread crumbs
1/4
cup milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1
egg

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix all ingredients. Shape mixture into 20 to 24 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs. Place 1 inch apart in pan.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 18 to 22 minutes or until no longer pink in center.

Expert Tips

Turkey or Chicken Meatballs: Substitute 1 pound lean ground turkey or chicken for the ground beef. (If using ground chicken, decrease milk to 2 tablespoons.) Bake until no longer pink in center and thermometer inserted in center reads 165°F.

For evenly-sized meatballs that will cook in the same amount of time, pat meat mixture into a 6x4-inch square. Cut into 24 squares. Roll each square into a ball.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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