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5-Ingredient Meatballs

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5-Ingredient Meatballs
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 30
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These large-batch freezer-friendly meatballs are great on their own, or added to your favorite recipes.
By Gerry Speirs
Updated Feb 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

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you prefer not to use your hands for mixing, a stand mixer is a great alternative.
  • tip 2
    You can halve the size of the meatballs and use them for appetizer recipes.
  • tip 3
    To freeze: Cook meatballs; allow to cool before placing in an airtight container and into the freezer.

Nutrition Information

100 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 1g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
60
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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