Muffin Pan Meatballs Recipe

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Muffin Pan Meatballs Recipe
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Muffin Pan Meatballs Recipe

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This is a simple weeknight recipe my grandma passed along to me. I grew up on a farm where my father was a beef producer, so we always had ground beef in the freezer. I made these meatballs for our family and for kids while I was babysitting, and they were always a hit. Leftovers reheat well the next day. —Provided by Karen Davis, Culinary Specialist, on behalf of Physicians Mutual Insurance
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper, optional
  • 3/4 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • Additional ketchup, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Coat metal muffin pan with nonstick spray. In medium mixing bowl, combine beef, onion, green pepper if desired, cereal, salt, pepper and egg. Set aside.
In small bowl, stir together ketchup, brown sugar and mustard until smooth. Pour half of ketchup mixture into meat and mix until thoroughly combined. Form meat mixture into six balls and place in muffin cups. Spoon remaining ketchup mix over meatballs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from pan with spoon and serve. Yield: 6 meatballs.
Originally published as Muffin Pan Meatballs in Taste of Home Cooking School Spring 2015, p28

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper, optional
  • 3/4 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • Additional ketchup, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Coat metal muffin pan with nonstick spray. In medium mixing bowl, combine beef, onion, green pepper if desired, cereal, salt, pepper and egg. Set aside.
  2. In small bowl, stir together ketchup, brown sugar and mustard until smooth. Pour half of ketchup mixture into meat and mix until thoroughly combined. Form meat mixture into six balls and place in muffin cups. Spoon remaining ketchup mix over meatballs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from pan with spoon and serve. Yield: 6 meatballs.
Originally published as Muffin Pan Meatballs in Taste of Home Cooking School Spring 2015, p28

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Lynda1111 User ID: 6101406 267818
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2017

"Tasty, easy & economical. I used extra lean ground beef (93% lean) & 1/4 tsp. salt. When making the sauce I used Westbrae Naturals brand unsweetened ketchup & 1 1/2 Tbsps. brown sugar instead. This reduced sodium & sugar (we're trying to eat healthier). I am pleased to report the extra lean beef was not dry; the meatballs were moist, tender & flavorful. Family requested I make this again & I will."

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 239201
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"I omitted the onion, doubled everything, substituted turkey for beef, & used 1 whole green pepper. Yummy!"

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