Saturday, August 18, 2012

Baked Meatballs

My husband loves Meatballs! He keeps buying them from the! Who knows what could be in those! My early attempts at meatballs were tasty but decidedly lacking in execution, the fry in oil method was NOT working for me and we certainly did not need the added oil in our diets!

When we were on Vacation at a cabin in Montana we decided to try to make our own. Here is the recipe we came up with and the resulting pictures!

Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with foil

Mix together
1/2 C. Milk (or water)
2 eggs
1 t. Salt
1/2. t. Pepper
1/2 t.Garlic Powder
1 t. Italian spices
1 T. Parsley (fresh if you have it all chopped up)
1/4 C. canned or fresh breadcrumbs and soak for a few min till the crumbs are soft
1/2 C. Parmesan Cheese
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground bison (you can use any other lean meat like chicken or turkey)

Now,  mix this well and get out a cookie scoop. I use a 18/9 (whatever that means!) it makes a good sized meatball. If you do a smaller meatball you may need to adjust cooking time.
Scoop the meat and pop out onto a cookie sheet lined with foil. Roll the meatball in your hands to get it as round as possible. It's important to get them close to the same size so that they cook evenly.
Put them on the cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 20 min.
When they are done, they will not be beautiful till you clean off the drippings. At this point you can eat them, refrigerate them, freeze them or do what we did and pop them into some spaghetti sauce and let them get all nice and toasty and saucy then serve them for dinner!

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