Baked Meatballs


 I have never been a huge fan of meatballs. What is so appealing about a ball of meat?

We were having friends over for some Italian food and I wanted to cook an easy meat dish. What better than baked meatballs? This meatball recipe is super easy, hospital after you get hands deep into the meat! I could spend most of my time on the other dishes while these baked up to perfection in my mini muffin pan.

Delicious Rating: Like I said, super easy recipe. I used pork, chicken, and beef for a moist combination. Threw in some spinach for a visual effect, plus a little spinach never hurt anybody. These are delicious meatballs that go perfect with with Spaghetti Marinara or any other Italian sauce dish.


5.0 from 6 reviews
Baked Meatballs
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Yields: 48 Meatballs
Perfect with spaghetti marinara.
  • 1 lb ground Pork
  • 1 lb ground Chicken
  • 1 lb ground Beef
  • 12 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 tsp Basil
  • 4 tsp Parsley
  • 4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1½ cup Bread Crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine pork, chicken, and beef in a large bowl.
  3. Get your hands dirty and mix in spinach, parmesan, eggs, basil, parsley, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and 1 cup of the bread crumbs.
  4. Combine well.
  5. Place the remaining ½ cup of breadcrumbs into a small bowl.
  6. Shape 2 tbsp of meat into a round ball and roll in the breadcrumbs.
  7. Place each meatball into a mini muffin tin slot.
  8. Bake the tray for 20 minutes.
  9. Serve hot.

If you want larger meatballs, shape into large enough balls to fit into a regular size muffin pan. Choose to bread or not. I did half and half for my meatballs.




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