World's Fastest Meatballs

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These meatballs are significantly faster than a traditional recipe because there is no chopping or pan-frying for the base mixture and they are small, so they cook fast.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
48 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 6 cups prepared tomato sauce

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 pound ground veal

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper (Optional)

  • cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Directions

  1. Pour tomato sauce into a large stockpot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low to keep sauce warm while preparing meatballs.

  2. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush lightly with oil.

  3. Whisk bread crumbs, milk, egg, Italian herb seasoning, olive oil, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl to form a thick slurry. Set aside.

  4. Combine beef and veal in a large bowl. Season with salt, black pepper, and white pepper; sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Pour in slurry and mix until combined.

  5. Use a small portion scooper to form meat mixture into about 48 meatballs. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Bake meatballs under the preheated broiler until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn meatballs and broil until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 additional minutes.

  7. Transfer meatballs to the stockpot with the simmering tomato sauce. Increase heat to medium and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or longer if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
20g Fat
21g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 2090mg 91%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 18mg 88%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1168mg 25%

* 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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