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Homemade Meatballs

Theses Homemade Meatball are my all time favorite-tender, juicy meatballs loaded with flavor-serve as a game day appetizer, over spaghetti, or toss in your favorite sauce on top of a roll for a complete meal!

Servings: Makes 15 meatballs

 

What ingredients do I need to make these Homemade Meatballs?

  • Lean ground beef, 99% ground turkey, or 98% ground chicken-These meatballs can be made using 96% lean ground beef, 99% ground turkey, or 98% ground chicken. 
  • Progresso Italian-style bread crumbs-you can use use plain or Italian style which has Italian seasonings inside 
  • Minced garlic-for flavor
  • Salt and pepper, for taste
  • Worcestershire sauce-for flavor
  • Large egg or 2 egg whites– used to bind the breadcrumbs and meat together

 

What kind of sauce can I serve with these meatballs?

You can make these meatballs for your classic spaghetti night dinner, toss them in buffalo sauce for a little kick, in a a homemade teriyaki sauce for a sweet meatballs, or BBQ for some sweet and savory meatballs.

Terikaki Sauce-

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar, unpacked 
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced 
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp sesame seeds

In a small saucepan combined soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger, cornstarch, sesame seeds, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before coating cooked meatballs. 

 

How do I make these meatballs?

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking sheet spray with non stick cooking spray. 

In a large mixing bowl, gently mix the meatball ingredients together. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. 

Bake for 20-22 minutes. 

Remove from oven and let them cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from baking sheet.

Transfer to a large bowl and gently toss with your favorite sauce

or serve on a platter with disposable plastic appetizer forks-which can be found HERE. 

Serve immediately or keep warm in a slow cooker on warm or low setting until ready to eat.

Servings: Makes 15 meatballs

 

 

Meatball Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef, 99% ground turkey, or 98% ground chicken 
  • 1/2 cup Progresso Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg or 2 egg whites

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking sheet spray with non stick cooking spray. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently mix the meatball ingredients together. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. 
  3. Bake for 20-22 minutes. 
  4. Remove from oven and let them cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl and gently toss with your favorite sauce or or serve on a platter with disposable plastic appetizer forks-which can be found HERE.  
  6. Serve immediately or keep warm in a slow cooker on warm or low setting until ready to eat.

 

Servings: Makes 15 meatballs

GREEN: 1 smartpoint each using egg whites and ground chicken, 99% ground turkey, or 3 meatballs for 4 smartpoints if using 96% lean ground beef

BLUE/PURPLE: 5 meatballs for 3 smartpoints if using 98% ground chicken or 99% ground turkey, or 3 meatballs for 4 smartpoints if using 96% lean ground beef

 

Author Notes:

Point values do not include the optional sauces. 

Yield: 15

Homemade Meatballs

Homemade Meatballs

Theses Homemade Meatball are my all time favorite-tender, juicy meatballs loaded with flavor-serve as a game day appetizer, over spaghetti, or toss in your favorite sauce on top of a roll for a complete meal!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef, 99% ground turkey, or 98% ground chicken 
  • 1/2 cup Progresso Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg or 2 egg whites

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking sheet spray with non stick cooking spray. 
    2. In a large mixing bowl, gently mix the meatball ingredients together. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. 
    3. Bake for 20-22 minutes. 
    4. Remove from oven and let them cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
    5. Transfer to a large bowl and gently toss with your favorite sauce or serve on a platter with disposable plastic appetizer forks.
    6. Serve immediately or keep warm in a slow cooker on warm or low setting until ready to eat.


      Servings: Makes 15 meatballs

      GREEN: 1 smartpoint each using egg whites and ground chicken, 99% ground turkey, or 3 meatballs for 4 smartpoints if using 96% lean ground beef

      BLUE/PURPLE: 5 meatballs for 3 smartpoints if using 98% ground chicken or 99% ground turkey, or 3 meatballs for 4 smartpoints if using 96% lean ground beef

Notes

    What kind of sauce can I serve with these meatballs?

    You can make these meatballs for your classic spaghetti night dinner, toss them in buffalo sauce for a little kick, in a a homemade teriyaki sauce for a sweet meatballs, or BBQ for some sweet and savory meatballs.

    Terikaki Sauce-

    1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
    1 Tbsp brown sugar, unpacked 
    1/2 Tbsp honey 
    1/2 tsp garlic, minced 
    1/4 tsp ground ginger
    1 Tbsp cornstarch
    1/8 tsp sesame seeds
    In a small saucepan combined soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger, cornstarch, sesame seeds, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before coating cooked meatballs. 

    BBQ sauce- G Hughes BBQ sugar free sauce

    Buffalo-Toss cooked meatballs in Franks Original Hot Buffalo Sauce

    Original- you can use for spaghetti or toss them in my Zero Point Marinara Sauce for an appetizer. Click HERE for the recipe. 

    Point values do not include the optional sauces. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g

Anita Doermann

Friday 5th of February 2021

Made this last night with your zero pt marinara. Used Turkey instead of beef and just fried in a skillet. Outstandng!!!!!

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