Easy Basic Meatballs

25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
8 ingredients
24 servings
This is originally from the Betty Crocker cookbook. My 3rd and 4th grade daughters are learning to cook and this is simple enough for them, but turns out well enough to serve to guests. (When they use this recipe, they usually sub 1/4-1/2 tsp onion powder for the chopped onion.) It's also a very versatile recipe: sometimes we also add other spices -- oregano, basil, thyme for Italian food or cinnamon and mint for Greek food.) We always oven-bake these, though there are also pan-fry and microwave options in the cookbook that we've not tried. Also good to cook ahead and freeze for later use.

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Serving Size (1.52 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 4.92 Calories from Fat 0.63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.07g 2.67%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 5.4%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.86mg 6.9%
Sodium 31.69mg 31.69%
Total Carbohydrate 0.63g 5.06%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.62 g %
Protein 0.43g 20.58%
Vitamin A 2.27IU% Vitamin C 0.08mg%
Calcium 14.92mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef, dry breadcrumbs, small onion