Simple Meatball Sandwich with BBQ sauce

Simple Meatballs

The added flavor of pork and Italian spices make this a moist and delicious meatball. Easy to make and versatile in dishes, enjoy these with a favorite marinara or BBQ sauce. Don't need them all? They freeze well for up to 3 or 4 months, if packaged in a properly sealed freezer bag.

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Allergen
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Servings 3 (16-18 meatballs)
Calories 292
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins

Equipment

baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1/4 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • 1/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, each

Instructions
 

  • Set oven temperature to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Add bread crumbs to a medium mixing bowl and slowly blend in the milk allowing the breadcrumbs to absorb the liquid. This should sit a few minutes.
    1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
    1/4 cup whole or 2% milk
  • To the bread crumb mixture, add the beef, pork, egg, onion, garlic, herbs, cheese and salt and pepper and mix together with your hands until all ingredients are just incorporated.
    1/4 pound 85% lean ground beef
    1/4 pound ground pork
    2 tablespoons yellow onion
    1 medium egg
    1 clove garlic
    1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley
    1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls (just eyeball it) and place on cookie sheet, spacing evenly apart. You should be able to shape 18 or so meatballs depending on the size.
  • Place in middle rack of oven for 10 minutes. Remove and turn meatballs over to brown underside. Return to the oven for and additional 10-12 minutes. If you have a thermometer, internal temp in the middle of meatball should be 165 degrees. We love this digital thermometer.
  • Enjoy these meatballs in your favorite marinara pasta recipe, as a sandwich or simply by themselves with some mozzarella or provolone cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 g | Calories: 292 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 20 g | Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 115 mg | Sodium: 477 mg | Potassium: 324 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 248 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 177 mg | Iron: 2 mg
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