Delicious Beef Meatball Recipe

April 15, 2012

This yummy meatball recipe came from a recent issue of Oprah Magazine. They also offered Chicken and Spicy Pork variations so we’re psyched to try those soon.

Beef Meatballs

Makes about 24 meatballs (6 servings)

2 lbs. ground beef, 80% lean

2 t. salt

1/4 t. red pepper flakes

1/2 t. ground fennel seed

1/2 c. dried bread crumbs

1/4 c. parsley, chopped

1 T. fresh oregano (or 1 t. dried)

1 c. fresh ricotta cheese

2 eggs


Preheat oven to 450

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined

Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Roll mixture into golf-ball sized meatballs, packing them firmly (wet hands help or you can use an ice cream scoop)

Place meatballs in baking dish in even rows so they’re touching

Bake until meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes.

Let rest 5 minutes, then serve.

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