Thursday, December 15, 2022

Easy Meatballs

 This is a great recipe for dinner, a party oranytime. 

1 -  2 lb. lean ground beef (ground round)
1/4- 1/2 c. milk 
4 slices bread, torn up
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each; salt, pepper
1 can diced tomatoes
2 - 3 c. tomato sauce (optional)
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 - 2 cloves chopped and crushed garlic
1 - 2 eggs (cage free)
2 small onions, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped 
2 stalks celery, chopped 
1/2 tsp. each: parsley, oregano, basil
2 -  3 T. olive oil (enough to coat pan)
Non stick cooking spray 

Preheat oven to 350’ F.

Spray baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Crush, peel, chop garlic.

Peel, rinse, chop onions. 

Rinse, seed, chop peppers.

Rinse, chop celery

In a mixing bowl combine meat, spices, eggs, garlic, herbs, bread, milk, vegetables.

Mix well with clean hands. 

Form meat mixture into 8 - 12 meatballs. 

Preheat skillet to medium high heat. lower heat to medium, add oil. 

Place meatballs in pan and brown on 1 side for 7 - 10 min approx. 

Turn meatballs over and cook on other side for 7 - 10 min. more or until brown.

Remove meatballs from pan and drain excess fat from meatballs if needed.  

Place meatballs in baking pan and pour tomatoes and sauce over meatballs. 

Place baking pan in oven.

Cook meatballs and sauce for 45 min. or until done. 

Serves 4.

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