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Baked Meatballs

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean or extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 c. quick-cooking oats
  • 6 1/2 ounces nonfat evaporated milk
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic (garlic powder can be used)
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped fine


Place ground beef in a large bowl (or use a mixer) and mix in the egg. Next, using clean hands, add the oats and mix thoroughly. Pour in the evaporated milk, seasonings and onion and mix. Form beef mixture into 32 approximately 1-inch balls (or use a small scoop). Place balls into a sprayed baking pan and bake at 375 F for 20 to 25 minutes, until they are brown and reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Drain fat and serve immediately or freeze in meal-sized portions in zip-type bags.


Makes eight servings, four meatballs each.

Per serving: 220 calories, 10 grams (g) fat, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber and 90 milligrams sodium.

Filed under: main dishes, bake, protein, beef
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