Thursday, January 12, 2012

Easy Meatball Recipe

I'm generally not a fan of meatballs, but Mr. Butler certainly is so I've made them more times than I'd like.  The recipe below is something I ran on to that is not only easier than any other meatball recipe I've tried, but it tastes better (to me at least)!  I've tried it with beef or ground turkey and it does equally well.  For bread crumbs I like the panko style the best.  And finally, to make it healthier I usually use ketchup that doesn't have high fructose corn syrup (like Hunts) and Sugar In the Raw, instead of brown sugar.

1 lb beef or gr. turkey
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
3/4 tsp salt

Combine and scoop out balls into a 9 x 13 in. glass dish.

2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup water
6 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Combine and drizzle over meat.  Bake at 350 for an hour or so, depending on how crispy you want it.

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