Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy meatballs recipe? Learn how to make meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ingrids

Makes 16 servings



frozen meatballs, divide balls into 6 meals for 4

Recipe Ingredients for meatballs

5 pound ground beef
10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained thoroughly
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
1 whole egg
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup bread crumbs, divided

Recipe Directions for meatballs

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pork, lamb, ground round, spinach, cheese, egg, basil, parsley, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs. Using your hands, mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Use immediately or place in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

  2. Place the remaining 1/4 cup of bread crumbs into a small bowl. Using a scale, weigh meatballs into 1.5-ounce portions and place on a sheet pan. Using your hands, shape the meatballs into rounds, roll in the bread crumbs and place the meatballs in individual, miniature muffin tin cups. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Categories

Beef, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 169.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
299
Calories from Fat
92
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.2g
16%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
331mg
14%
Potassium
689mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
3.4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
0.4g
Protein
45.6g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 8% Iron 31%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  • Very high in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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