Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Easy Basic Meatballs

Tonight, we are having Spaghetti and Meatballs for dinner.  For anyone that's interested, here's the basic meatball recipe I use.

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 to 2/3 c. dry breadcrumbs
1/4 c. milk
1/4 to 3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 small onion, chopped
1 egg

Combine all ingredients and shape into 20 to 24 meatballs (about 1 to 1 1/2 inches each).

To oven bake:  Place in an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.  (You can line with foil for easier clean up).
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown and cooked through; turn meatballs halfway through, if desired, to help maintain a round shape.

To pan fry:  Cook in skillet on medium heat, turning as needed, until brown (approx. 20 minutes).

To microwave:  Place in a microwave proof 12 x 7 pan and cover loosely.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes; rearrange meatballs.
Cover loosely again and microwave until brown inside, approx. 5 to 7 minutes more.
Let stand uncovered 3 minutes.

Edited to add....a photo of the finished product.
And a photo of my dinner.

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