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bonnie's simple old-fashioned meatballs

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

This Recipe is from Little Grandma. Times were lean, ingredients were few, flavor was simple, but there was love in every bite. Enjoy.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie's simple old-fashioned meatballs

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/3 c
    finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 c
    canned milk
  • 1/2 c
    dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    coarse ground black pepper

How To Make bonnie's simple old-fashioned meatballs

  • 1
    Don't overmix the meatballs or they will be tough. Mix the meat with the onions,
  • 2
    beaten egg,
  • 3
    canned milk,
  • 4
    breadcrumbs, and then add the Worcestershire and seasonings.
  • 5
    Form the balls. I use a small scoop. Don't pack the meat in the scoop. Keep the meat loose as you form the ball. This makes tender balls when they cook.
  • Meatballs!
    Cook the balls on a greased sheet pan lined with foil. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Don't over cook or over brown the meatballs.