Meatballs

Cook these flavorful ground beef meatballs - perfect for dinner.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup dry bread crumbs
1/4
cup milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
large egg

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix all ingredients. Shape mixture into twenty 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch pan or on rack in broiler pan.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink in center and thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F.

Expert Tips

Shape meatballs fast by using an ice-cream scoop. Or instead of shaping balls at all, pat the mixture into a 9x3-inch rectangle in an ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares, and separate slightly. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes.

Shape beef mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. 3 dozen appetizers.

Substitute 1 lb ground turkey or chicken for the ground beef. (If using ground chicken, decrease milk to 2 tablespoons.) To bake, spray rectangular pan with cooking spray; bake until no longer pink in center and thermometer inserted in center reads 165°F. To cook in skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium heat before adding meatballs; cook until no longer pink in center and thermometer inserted in center reads 165°F.

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
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
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.