Baked Italian Meatballs
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 30 meatballs
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground veal or pork
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover a small baking sheet or baking dish with foil. Brush with olive oil
  2. Mix remaining ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Using a medium size stainless steel scoop, portion out meatballs one at a time. Form into balls and place on prepared baking sheet
  4. Bake for 20 minutes
  5. To get crispy "fried look" to the meatballs, place under broiler for 6 minutes, turning once after 3 minutes
  6. Use meatballs in your favorite recipe or when cooled, place in freezer bag or freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months
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