Sunday, March 1, 2009


This is my first attempt at meatballs, using the expiring ground beef as an attempt to make the best of it. Meatballs are easier to make than I thought.

  • 1 small (6-ounce) onion, grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 16 ounces ground beef
  • Mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Take the onions, parsley, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, egg, ketchup, garlic, salt, pepper, and beef and mix them in a large bowl. Mix it gently so it it won't come out too hard. It should look like this.

Next, roll them into 1 1/2 inch balls and put the cheese into the center of each. There's supposed to be 12, but I ended up with 11 (I think I made mine too big).

Cook in the oven for 15 minutes until cooked through. Most people also brown the outside with a skilet before putting them in the oven, it's up to you. You can eat it on its own or make spaghetti and meatballs.


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