Lisa's Meatballs

Lisa Foote

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@LisaFoote

Spaghetti and meatballs are a favorite for our Sunday family dinners. These are easy to make and taste much better than the frozen ones! These are baked, not fried so they take a bit longer but are well worth it! I don't use any eggs as a binder, the milk and bread crumbs work just fine. If you prefer, you can add an egg too.


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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef, lean
1 lb
italian sausage, bulk, spicy
1/4 c
bread crumbs, seasoned
4 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, grated
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning
4 Tbsp
milk, 2%
2 tsp
garlic, fresh minced or powder
1/4
onion, minced
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
kosher salt (or regular will work)
1/2 tsp
crushed red peppers (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9X13 pan well, set aside. Wash your hands- you will be using them as your mixing tool!

2In large bowl combine ground beef and sausage. Mix them together with your fingers, to blend well.

3Add spices and other ingredients and blend them in with your hands to make sure everything is mixed in well.

4Form into small meatballs (I do them about 2 inches). Place in the greased pan. They can touch but don't crowd them too much. Once you have all the meat rolled into balls, add 2 T water to the pan. Salt and pepper the meatballs again. Cover pan tightly with foil.

5Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour. Once done, let them rest for 15-30 minutes. Remove from pan and add to your sauce or serve on the side with pasta!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids