Recipe by jennifer in new jersey
DUE TO THE "COMMENT" ON THE RATING SECTION, I THOUGHT IT BEST THAT I POINT OUT THAT THE GROUND BEEF IS LEAN GROUND BEEF, OR GROUND TURKEY CAN BE USED IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FAT CONTENT. I ALSO THINK THERE MAY BE AN ERROR IN THE COMPUTATION OF THE NUTRITIONAL DATA. i usually feed my toddler strictly fish and veggies but wanted to add a bit of meat to her diet for once and a while. small meatballs with just enough sweet taste for a toddler and just the right size for those that are too independent to be fed and get frustrated with forks and spoons. you can also add a dipping sauce on the side. i use all organic ingredients for these and i never really measure so use your best judgement; i am just a beginner cook and i am sure you can improve these vastly!!!!! i also froze them and they were just as good when i cooked them up.
Top Review by Seresuto
I forgot the garlic powder and didn't oil the bottom of my casserole dish, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. The meatballs came out beautifully; they didn't stick at all. My son ate ALL the meatballs on his plate, asked for more, and said "YUM!" when I did so. Even I couldn't resist going for seconds! Also, I halved this recipe and only used half of the mixture. I ended up making about 36 meatballs from half of half of this recipe. So the nutritional facts must be calculated wrong, because the "Servings Per Recipe" is WAY off.
- 3 lbs lean organic ground beef or 3 lbs turkey
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar or 1⁄4 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- olive oil, for bottom of pan
Directions See How It's Made
- mix all ingredients together, using as much egg and breadcrumbs as you need to get the consistency you want; just as long as they hold together nicely.
- roll into quarter size balls and place casserole dish or aluminum roasting pan that has olive oil on the bottom to prevent the meat balls from sticking.
- bake 350 for thirty minutes.
- my daughter loves these plain; but you can make a sweet and sour sauce to go with them for dipping.