Italian Meatball Mix Recipe

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"I keep this blend for moist meatballs in the fridge for a quick Italian meal," relates Lois Crissman of Mansfield, Ohio. "Sometimes my daughter stops by on her way home from work, so a cupful will be missing and I'll find a little note on the refrigerator door."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 64 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup dried minced onion
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 each) equals 83 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Yield: 4 batches (about 4 cups total).
  2. To prepare meatballs: In a large bowl, combine egg and 1 cup meatball mix. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  3. In a skillet, brown meatballs; drain. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 16 meatballs per batch.
Originally published as Italian Meatball Mix in Quick Cooking December 2000, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 each) equals 83 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

Sorry, I get the'I'm Italian' authenticity part but I'm Norwegian and simple is sometimes needed. I made these and they were great . I will make them again as my hubby loved them and so did I.

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

My family loved this recipe. Yum! Easy and quick!

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

It was a nice simple recipe. Fresh ingredients are always nicer but after a long day at work it is nice to have this mix ready in the frig. It tastes great and the family approves!

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

Family loves these meatballs. It's nice to have the mix on hand in fridge. Thanks for the recipe!!

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

this is NOT near an italian meatball recipe. Its all dry herbs, and nothing is correct. READ my meatball mix under "BATTUTO" I am Italian and I will help you make a "SPICY MEATBALL" mangia mangia

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