New Mama's Meatballs

Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 mins
Cook
30 mins

Because I'm a new Mama! These meatballs are fantastic in an Italian red sauce with pasta or on their own. I like the fact that they are made in the oven because it's less of a mess. When my husband has been a very good boy I make him these meatballs. Hope you enjoy. Please let me know. Thanks!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 3 lbs ground veal (OR 1 pound each, pork, beef and veal; OR Whatever combination of ground meat you want to use.)
  • 14 cup minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 14 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (I used the canned stuff)
  • 12 cup whole milk
  • 13 cup grated or powdered parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. You will also need: thin latex gloves (optional).
  2. Preheat oven to 375, spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.
  3. Combine meat, shallots, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, nutmeg, egg, bread crumbs, milk and parmesan in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  4. I wear thin latex gloves because I can really mix the ingredients and shape the meatballs without getting it under my fingernails.
  5. Scoop up ¼ cup sized portions and shape into 1/2 inch balls.
  6. Place meatballs, spaced apart on baking sheet.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until browned and cooked through (160 degrees in centers).
  8. Do not overcook.
  9. Add to pasta sauce or sweet and sour sauce or brown gravy.
  10. Very delicious.
Most Helpful

5 5

Yep, these were brilliant. I cut out the salt and used home-made breadcrumbs since we're on a low-sodium diet, but the rest of the flavours came through beautifully. Shallots a lovely difference from the onion I usually use. Plus, oven baking like this made for a much lower fat option than the usual pan-frying. Thanks so much!

5 5

*Made for PAC Spring '08* Delicious! My family really loved these flavorful meatballs. I used half ground beef and half ground pork. After using a 1/4 cup measure, my meatballs were about 2" in diameter, not 1/2", so I got about 25 meatballs out of this recipe. Because the meatballs were larger, they took about 30 mins. to reach 160 degrees in the center. I served these in pasta sauce with spaghetti noodles. My family loved these and gave them 2-thumbs up. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!