Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Easy Meatballs



1 pound of ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. rolled oats*
3/4 c. parmesan cheese
**2 tbsp. parsley
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

* I use anything from rolled oats to whole wheat bread crumbs to wheat bran and oatmeal, etc. I also throw in ground flax seed sometimes--depends on what I have on hand. :o)
**You can add what ever spices would be most appropriate for the recipe you are going to put the meatballs in.

1. Mix together all ingredients well.
2. Divide and shape into meatballs. (I usually make about 24 meatballs.) You can use a cookie dough type scoop to help keep them uniform or dump the meat mixture on a flat surface, shape it into a rectangle and then divide it into 24 sections with a pizza cutter, then shape into the meatballs.
3. Place the meatballs on a broiler pan. Cook in 400 degree oven for ten minutes or until done. ***This is SO much easier than trying to cook them in a skillet, I tried that and always ended up with glorified ground beef! It also allows a lot of the grease to be cooked out! You can let them drain on paper towels to decrease the grease even more.

When I buy ground beef, I generally double this recipe and cook them, then put them in the freezer to use in spaghetti, make Swedish meatballs or pizza meatballs at a later time.
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melinda said...

those look yummy! thank you for sharing!

Sarah said...

I have to try this (and freeze some!)!

Sarah said...

Ok, now I've tried 'em, and they were great! Everything was very yummy (what did you do for the cheesy bread??)!