Low-Fat Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Low-Fat Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Low-Fat Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by peanutjoy

Makes 4 servings



Low-Fat beef meatballs for spaghetti

Recipe Ingredients for Low-Fat Meatballs

1 lb. Beef, Ground, 85% Lean Meat / 15% Fat, Crumbles
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 egg
1 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 tsp basil, dried

Recipe Directions for Low-Fat Meatballs

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Dice onion up very fine. Place diced onion, ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan or Romano cheese, basil and oregano into a bowl. Mix well until all ingredients are combined.

  2. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, then dry. Using your hands, shape the ground beef mixture into meatballs. We prefer them large, about 1 inch. You'll need to adjust your cooking time for larger meatballs - increase the time for bigger meatballs, decrease it for smaller ones.

  3. Place the meatballs in the Pyrex dish. Leave about an inch apart between each meatball. Pour water into the dish so that it comes up about a quarter to one third up the sides of the meatballs. You don't want to drown the meatballs with water, but you do need enough so they don't stick to the glass.

  4. Bake for a minimum of 45 minutes. For our big meatballs, the usual cooking time is 45 minutes to one hour. Again, adjust cooking time up or down, depending on the size of the meatballs.

Categories

Beef, Main Dish, Italian, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 151.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
311
Calories from Fat
96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.7g
16%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
153mg
51%
Sodium
285mg
12%
Potassium
523mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
11.0g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
40.1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 12% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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