Meatball Nirvana


This beef meatball recipe is a compilation of many, many meatball recipes to finally achieve what I was looking for... Meatball Nirvana! Cover with your favorite red sauce and serve with pasta or in crusty garlic bread rolls.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 meatballs


  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs

  • cup skim milk

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®), or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, milk, Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, garlic salt, and hot pepper sauce into a large bowl; mix until evenly combined. Shape the mixture into 12 meatballs and place onto a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
17g Fat
15g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 940mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 513mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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