Saturday, March 9, 2013

Baked Meatballs

Meatballs are one thing that I can always count on my boys eating so when I make them I make I make extra to put in the freezer.  The Lewis Family often uses them for Spaghetti and Meatballs or Meatball Subs.  To make them a little healthier I broil/bake them instead of frying them.  

  • 2 1/2 lbs of Ground Beef
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
**Makes about 36 Meatballs
In small bowl combine dry spices and bread crumbs, mix together.  In large bowl beat eggs, add in milk and minced garlic, and add in dry ingredients.  Pour over ground beef.  Mix gently until evenly distributed.

 Loosely form into golf ball sized meatballs, be careful not to compress too much because that will cause the meatballs to be tough.  Broil for 8 minutes.  Then switch oven to bake at 300 for 10-12 minutes.

**To Freeze- Completely cool meatballs and place in freezer bag.

This recipe was featured on our 30 Days of Dinners June Menu, Make sure to check out all of the other great recipes on this month's menu!