Meatballs

Serves 11

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs of 70% lean ground pork
  • 1 1/2 lbs of 70% lean ground beef
  • Heaping 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cups fresh grated parmesan
  • 1 onion (grated or finely chopped)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic (grated or finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine meats in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add eggs, parmesan, onion, garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  4. In a separate bowl, soak panko crumbs in milk for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Once the break crumbs have softened, add to the meat mixture.
  6. Mix ingredients until completely combined, careful not to over mix (I suggest cooking a little piece of your meat before you form your meatballs to ensure your seasonings are where you want them).
  7. Form meatballs and place on a wire rack (if you don’t have one no worries just place them straight on a baking sheet).
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Turn oven down to 325 degrees and transfer meatballs to an oven safe pot along with desired marinara sauce.
  10. Bake for about an hour depending on the size of your meatballs.Β  Enjoy!

Approximately 220 calories per meatball in a batch of 22 meatballs

**To make lower calorie meatballs, choose a leaner meat.Β  Remember, due to the lower fat content the meatballs may not be quite as juicy, but they will still be delicious πŸ™‚

**If you do not have an oven safe pot you can make this in a crock pot.Β  I recommend baking them first then throwing them in the crock pot on low for 1-3 hours, again, depending on the size of your meatballs.

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