Baked Italian Meatballs
- 1 pound ground beef (90% to 95% lean)
- 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 jar (14-1/2 ounces) pasta sauce, heated
- hot cooked pasta or crusty Italian rolls (optional)
- Heat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, water, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 12 two-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 400°F oven 17 to 19 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color.
- Serve with pasta sauce over hot cooked pasta or as sandwiches in crusty Italian rolls, if desired.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; a good source of fiber and vitamin B6.
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