Hubby-Will-Inhale-Them Meatballs

"I made these one night when I was craving some meatball subs. Unfortunately, I did not get to try any as my husband ate them ALL! They are nice and moist, and hold together even without the egg. They are 6 ww points for four meatballs."
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Ready In:
24 meatballs




  • Finely grate onion into large bowl.
  • Make sure all the juices are in the bowl as well.
  • You may need to wipe the grater with your finger.
  • Add remaining ingredients except cooking spray, and mix well.
  • Shape into 24 meatballs.
  • Spray skillet with cooking spray.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat until hot.
  • Add 12 meatballs to skillet and cook about 8-10 minutes, turning to brown evenly.
  • Remove cooked meatballs, and drain skillet.
  • Cook remaining 12 meatballs.
  • Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.

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  1. SweetsLady  3
    I buy ground turkey by the case at our warehouse club. Whenever I pick one up I make 5 lbs. of these meatballs, scaling back the worcestershire sauce a bit to make them a little more all-purpose. I use a cookie scoop to portion out single tablespoon meatballs and bake them at 350 for 20 minutes. Then I use them in spaghetti, subs, swedish meatballs, chili&jelly sauce...
  2. Alegna R.
    This is basically the recipe I use, minus the Worcestershire. What I can't figure out is how you get 24 meatballs out of one lb of beef. I use 3# and get 24. They must be the size of marbles.
  3. mlhuston
    OH MY GOODNESS!!! These are awesome! Used them for mushroom stroganoff, and they were great. Thanks!! Will be making more of these!
  4. kkjames
    Super easy and yummy!! I followed the recipe exactly except for the crackers- I didn't have any, so I used about 3/4 C of oats. Delicious!! I cooked them in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes.
  5. ChrissyG1968
    Very good basic meatball recipe that fits into a variety of recipes. My family loves them. I make them 1/2 ground pork and 1/2 ground beef because that's a personal taste preference and I cook them in the oven for 20 minutes rather than frying them in a skillet. Thanks for the recipe!


  1. Goody2shz
    My hubby doesn't eat beef so I made these with ground turkey, and since I'm on low carb I used crushed pork rinds instead of the saltine crackers. They were delicious! I've now made them twice in less than a week. The first batch I cooked in the skillet as directed, which was kind of time consuming. The 2nd batch I decided to cut down the work time so I baked them at 400F for about 40 mins. to make sure the turkey was cooked all the way through. Slightly better texturally cooked in the skillet, but truly outstanding either way. Hubby loved them too, although he didn't quite inhale them. :-) I will definitely make these again and again, tripling the recipe (as I did the 2nd time), and freezing them for light lunches and snacks. Thanks!
  2. Oolala
    They were good. I used Ritz crackers instead of saltines but followed the other ingredients. I cooked the meatballs in the oven for 20 minutes in a 350 degree F. oven. We had them without any sauce and the taste reminded me of meatloaf. I could picture this with a creamy mushroom sauce.
  3. Bayhill
    These are yummy!! I made them with a few changes: I used 1/2 c. Italian seasoned bread crumbs instead of the crackers; I added 1 egg; and I added 1/4 c. fresh grated parmesan cheese. Also, I put them on a greased baking sheet and baked them in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 min. These made wonderful meatball sandwiches. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It is definitely a keeper!!
  4. -Sylvie-
    Great meatballs. I made them ahead to freeze for later and followed the recipe exactly, apart from using breadcrumbs instead of the saltine crackers as I didn't have any in. Thanks for sharing!


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