Homemade Baked Italian Meatballs

Baked Italian Meatballs 

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound ground beef or turkey, or half of each
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 small onion, diced , or 1 tsp onion powder, or 1 TB dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 TB Italian seasoning [oregano+thyme]
1/2 tsp basil or marjoram
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce *optional* --if using turkey, skip this
1/3 cup milk- or 1 Egg
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese , or 1/4 cup powdered from can
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup mozzarella *optional*

Makes 16-24 meatballs , *Mine were about 1.2-2 inches in diameter and it made 16

DIRECTIONS: 

1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), and line baking pan with parchment paper [ or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray]


2. Place the beef into a mixing bowl, and season with salt, onion, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, oregano, red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Add the milk, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs. Mix until evenly blended, then form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs, and place onto a baking sheet. 

3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 25-30 minutes. 

Yes, I will be using these to make one of THESE.
Instead of baking these, you can simmer them in Maranara or meat sauce, Covered, for 30-35 minutes on medium low .

2 comments:

  1. I made these meatballs this weekend. YUM! I bought a pound of ground beef, ground pork and ground turkey, took half of each and mushed the other half real well together to freeze for later. Pumped up the ingredients just a little since I had 50% more. They are VERY tender and succulent!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    ~Mammy

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  2. Thumbs up from the whole house! They were amazing and just the perfect comfort food we needed for this yucky time of winter.
    ~Desiree

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