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Italian Square Meatballs

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 5
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No-mess meatballs! Just pat the meat mixture in a pan and bake and they're ready in 35 minutes. Keep some on hand in the freezer for a variety of recipes.

Ingredients

1
egg
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
1/4
cup Progresso™ Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/4
cup ketchup
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
lb bulk Italian pork sausage

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In large bowl, beat egg. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
  • 2 In sprayed foil-lined pan, shape beef mixture into 8-inch square. Cut into 25 squares; do not separate.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center. With sharp knife, cut apart meatballs.

Expert Tips

Freeze the meatballs by separating them into recipe-size portions and placing in freezer containers or resealable freezer plastic bags. Freeze for up to 2 months. To thaw, microwave on Defrost for 4 to 6 minutes or until thawed.

You can make the meatballs with all ground beef and omit the Italian sausage if you like. Add about 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning to the mix.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
680mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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