Herb and Garlic Meatballs

Herb and Garlic Meatballs

The Spruce / Crystal Hughes

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
287 Calories
14g Fat
10g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 287
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 30g
Calcium 95mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Serve these delicious meatballs with your favorite spaghetti sauce and pasta dish or prepare them for a party appetizer with dips or a sweet and sour sauce. These meatballs would also be wonderful with a stroganoff sauce on noodles.

To make a uniform size, weigh each meatball or use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon as you shape the meatballs. Wet your hands to keep the meatball mixture easier to handle.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 85% lean
  • 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, or about 2 teaspoons dried
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Herb and Garlic Meatballs ingredients

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  2. Spray a cooling rack with baking or nonstick cooking spray and place in a foil-lined jelly roll pan or roasting pan. Pre heat oven to 350 F.

    cooling rack on top of a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil

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  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

    meatball ingredients in a bowl

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  4. Shape into 1-inch meatballs using your hands (dipping them in a bit of water will help prevent the ground meat from sticking). Arrange the meatballs on the prepared rack.

    meatballs on a prepared rack

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  5. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until cooked through. If your meatballs are larger, bake longer, or until thoroughly cooked to an internal temperature of 160 F.

    Herb and Garlic Meatballs on a rack

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