6 Ingredient Meatballs
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Making mouth-watering, homemade meatballs is NOT a daunting task with this quick, 6 ingredient recipe and simple ingredient list. Just a few fresh add-ins turn a boring meal idea into something amazing! Add these to marinara, put on a sub, pair with roasted veggies or serve as is as an appetizer.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 12
  • 0.8 - 1 lb lean ground beef (95% lean meat/5% fat)
  • 1 small yellow onion, grated
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt & ½ teaspoon pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine all ingredients in to a mixing bowl. Using your hands, gently combine ingredients until well incorporated.
  4. Form meat in to balls, 1" in diameter by gently rolling between your hands. Place on baking sheet, leaving at least 1" between each one.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and serve or add to marinara.
You can add cooked meatballs to a marinara sauce and let simmer in the sauce for an extended period of time.
1 tablespoon of dried parsley can be substituted for the fresh parsley. Rub dried parsley between your fingers as you add it to the raw meat to help activate the flavor.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 88 Fat: 3 Saturated fat: 1 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 4 Sugar: 2 Sodium: 245 Fiber: 0 Protein: 11 Cholesterol: 43
Recipe by Make Healthy Easy at https://jennabraddock.com/6-ingredient-meatballs/