We do not eat hamburger often and so when we do I try to get my kids to help me make the meal. It seems to help them want to try it at dinner time. One of their favorite meals they like to help me make is meatballs. It is a pretty simple recipe and adds a little fun to any regular hamburger needed meal! I usually double this recipe with the intention to freeze over 1/2 of what we make, but they never last long enough to put them in the freezer!
What You Need:
1 lb hamburger
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1/4 c. milk
2 T. onion
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Step 1:Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover any helping hands with sandwich bags to help prevent too many mess hands at once. I like to mix by hand and so my kiddos want to join in, too.
Little helpers are great for breaking the bread up!
Sandwich size bags works better than the snack size. I ran out!:-)
Step 2: Shape into balls and place on a lightly greased pan. These are just under 1 inch. I usually get 3 pans of 16 meatballs when doubling the recipe, but it all depends on the size of meatballs you want.
Step 3: Bake at 400 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes. Cut one or two meatballs in half to make sure they are cooked all the way when you are first making this recipe.
Step 4: Add to a yummy meal! We like to add it to chunky sauced spaghetti. The kids do not notice the chunky vegetables with the meatballs in it. Another favorite is meatball sandwiches.
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Mama Kelly aka Jia saysMarch 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm
I used to fry my meatballs (as my mother always did) but I bake mine too.
Another way to sneak some vegetables in would be to saute down some carrots and zucchini and mix it right into the beef mixture.
Little Brick Ranch saysApril 1, 2011 at 6:56 am
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that these can be frozen and used later!
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