Baked Old School Meatballs

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Diana Perry

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@Empebi

An updated, slightly leaner version of the old time Italian meatball. Baking the meatballs makes them less greasy, and still give a slight browning that adds flavor to the sauce. These can be made ahead and frozen to have on hand for a quick appetizer or easy meal with a good commercial spaghetti sauce.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8 hungry people with left overs
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 lb
    ground lean pork
  • 1 lb
    ground veal, or turkey breast
  • 5 slice
    sandwich bread, with crusts removed
  • 1 c
    evaporated skim milk
  • 1 c
    egg beaters, or 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 c
    parsley, chopped
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    mrs. dash italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • ·
    several sprays of olive oil

How to Make Baked Old School Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  1. Soak the bread in the milk until the milk is absorbed; add to the meats with the egg beaters/eggs; mix in gently and add all the other ingredients except the sprays of olive oil. Do not over mix-keek it gentle until it is combined.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, or parchment paper. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a cooling rack on the pan; roll the meatballs to about 1-1/2" place on the rack -- don't crowd them too close . Spray with the olive oil cooking spray..
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes, or til they lightly brown.
  4. Add to the Sunday gravy, and cook about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

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About Baked Old School Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef Turkey Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids



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