Merry Meatballs

Store-bought salsa serves as the speedy sauce for tender homemade meatballs.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
egg
1/3
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1/4
cup milk
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
cups Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa (from 16-oz jar)
2
medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons), if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix all ingredients except salsa and green onions. Shape into thirty 1-inch balls. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until no longer pink in center and thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, heat salsa and meatballs to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until salsa and meatballs are hot. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve hot.

Expert Tips

Make the meatballs up to 2 hours ahead, and keep them warm in a slow cooker on Low heat.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.