Baked Italian Meatballs
- Heat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, water, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 400°F oven 17 to 19 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160°F.
- Serve with pasta sauce over hot cooked pasta or as sandwiches in crusty Italian rolls, if desired.
Nutrition information per serving, using 90% lean ground beef: 272 Calories; 11 g Total Fat (4 g Saturated Fat; 3 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 115 mg Cholesterol; 95 mg Sodium; 14 g Total Carbohydrate; 2.9 g Dietary Fiber; 28 g Protein; 3.8 mg Iron; 5.2 mg Niacin; 0.3 mg Vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.1 mg Zinc; 24.9 mcg Selenium.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Dietary Fiber, and Vitamin B6