Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Italian Meatballs

4 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

2/3 cup milk

1 lb ground beef (or your choice of meat)

1/4 medium onion (finely diced or grated)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 large egg (beaten)

1 tsp salt (or to taste)

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 cup parmesan cheese (preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano)

1 tbsp fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried parsley)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.

In a large mixing bowl, add Italian bread crumbs and milk. Combine well and set aside while preparing the other ingredients, for at least 5 minutes.

Add ground beef, onion, garlic, egg, salt, black pepper, parmesan cheese, and parsley to the breadcrumb mixture, and mix with your hands until just combined. Do not overmix.

Portion onto the prepared baking sheet (using a cookie or ice cream scoop will make it easier). Wet your hands with water, and roll meatballs into 2" diameter balls.

Bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until the meatballs have reached an internal temperature of 165˚F (74°C). Remove from oven and drain off any excess fat. Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving Size

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Calories

320 kcal

Total Fat

-

Saturated Fat

-

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

-

Sodium

-

Total Carbohydrate

-

Dietary Fiber

-

Total Sugars

-

Protein

-

4 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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