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Crispy Meatballs

 Crispy Meatballs
Instead of bread crumbs, crisp rice cereal holds these meatballs together. I've had this much-used recipe in my files for years. - Nancy Dose, Arlington, Minnesota
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pound ground beef

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place
  • meatballs an a greased rack in a shallow pan. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 400° for 30 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Yield: 16 meatballs.
If a recipe calls for nutmeg and you don't have any on hand, substitute ground ginger or mace.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (4 each) equals 298 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 903 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein.