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5-Ingredient Meatballs

5-Ingredient Meatballs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 30

These large-batch freezer-friendly meatballs are great on their own, or added to your favorite recipes. ...MORE+ LESS-

Gerry Speirs
February 8, 2016

Ingredients

1
lb bacon
3
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium white onion, finely chopped
3
tablespoons dried oregano leaves
1/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.In ungreased baking pan with sides, arrange 1 lb bacon slices. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Reserve bacon drippings in small bowl.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, place 3 lb lean ground beef, chopped 1 medium white onion, 3 tablespoons dried oregano leaves and 1/4 cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs.
  • 3
    Chop bacon into very small pieces; add to beef mixture. Using clean hands, mix beef mixture, making sure all ingredients are evenly distributed. Portion into about 30 (2-oz) pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
  • 4
    Place large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; pour reserved bacon drippings into skillet. Add meatballs; cook about 3 minutes on each side or just until seared. (You may have to do this in batches.)
  • 5
    Place skillet in 350°F oven; bake 30 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in center.

Expert Tips

  • If you prefer not to use your hands for mixing, a stand mixer is a great alternative.
  • You can halve the size of the meatballs and use them for appetizer recipes.
  • To freeze: Cook meatballs; allow to cool before placing in an airtight container and into the freezer.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
11%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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