Chef John's Italian Meatballs (only ground beef)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 3,148.9
  • Total Fat: 236.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 1,082.3 mg
  • Sodium: 6,428.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 192.3 g

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Number of Servings: 1


    0.33 cup Progresso Bread Crumbs - Italian Style
    0.5 cup Baxter 3.25% Homogenized Milk (by CAVEMAN20)
    2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions, raw
    907.1 grams Ground beef, lean (2 lbs)
    2 large Egg, fresh, whole, raw
    6 tbsp Parsley, dried
    3 clove Garlic
    2 tsp Salt
    1 tsp Pepper, black
    0.5 tsp Pepper, red or cayenne
    1 tsp Italian Herb Seasoning - McCormick (by JCO0715)
    6 tsp Cheese (Grated) - Parmesan Cheese - Kraft 100%


Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Soak bread crumbs in milk in a small bowl for 20 minutes.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onions in hot oil until translucent, about 20 minutes.
Mix beef and pork together in a large bowl. Stir onions, bread crumb mixture, eggs, parsley, garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Italian herb seasoning, and Parmesan cheese into meat mixture with a rubber spatula until combined. Cover and refrigerate for about one hour.
Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Using wet hands, form meat mixture into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Arrange onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

Serving Size: makes 35 meatballs

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LIPLUCKY.

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