Baked Italian Meatballs
Take pasta night to new heights with quality, Angus ground beef.
Makes: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 60 Minutes
- 1 lb Star Ranch Angus® ground beef (90% to 95% lean)
- ¼ cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- Heat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, water, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 12 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 400°F oven 17 to 19 minutes.
- Serve with pasta sauce over hot cooked pasta or as sandwiches in crusty Italian rolls, if desired.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Beef Checkoff.
Ground Beef TIP
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.