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
  • teaspoon pepper


  1. 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.
  2. Serve with pasta sauce over hot cooked pasta or as sandwiches in crusty Italian rolls, if desired.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Beef Checkoff.

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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.

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