Baked Italian Meatballs

Try this classic Italian meatball recipe baked in the oven.

  • 35
    min
  • 4
    SERVINGS
  • 270
    Cal
  • 28 g
    Protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (90% to 95% lean)
  • 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Cooking:

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg, water, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 400°F oven 17 to 19 minutes.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  2. Serve with pasta sauce over hot cooked pasta or as sandwiches in crusty Italian rolls, if desired.

272 CALORIES

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4g SAT FAT

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28g PROTEIN

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3.8 mg IRON

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6.1 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 272 Calories; 11 Calories from fat; 11g Total Fat (4 g Saturated Fat; 3 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 115 mg Cholesterol; 95 mg Sodium; 14 g Total Carbohydrate; 2.9 g Dietary Fiber; 28 g Protein; 3.8 mg Iron; 5.2 mg Niacin; 0.3 mg Vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.1 mg Zinc; 24.9 mcg Selenium.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Dietary Fiber, and Vitamin B6.

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