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Merry Meatballs

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Merry Meatballs
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 30
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Store-bought salsa serves as the speedy sauce for tender homemade meatballs.
Updated Jan 21, 2010

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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Make the meatballs up to 2 hours ahead, and keep them warm in a slow cooker on Low heat.

Nutrition

40 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 2g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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