Meatball Nirvana

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Meatball Nirvana

Thursday, March 20, 2014




These meatballs are a compilation of many, many meatball recipes to finally achieve what I was looking for... Meatball Nirvana! Cover with your favorite red sauce and serve with pasta or in crusty garlic bread rolls.

Meatball Nirvana

Yield : 12 meatballs

Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-1/2 small onion, diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®), or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons and 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Directions:
  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place the beef into a mixing bowl, and season with salt, onion, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, oregano, red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Add the milk, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs. Mix until evenly blended, then form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs, and place onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.