"No-mess meatballs! Just pat the meat mixture into a pan and bake… This is a fantastic way to prepare meatballs as I hate mauling the hamburger to make them round balls (less handling of the meat). You can also put your own spin on this by adding the spices you prefer." — RedneckWoman
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Italian-seasoned dry bread crumbs
I tried this today and it was very easy and fast! I made some brown gravy and put them into it and served with mash potatoes and veggies. I also added some mexican spice with the italian spice and it was a great taste!
Quite good for such an easy recipe. In the future I might add green pepper or garlic, but the flavor is very well balanced if made as described. 1lb. of beef doesn't go too far, so if you want to have extra for additional meals or have more than 2 people you want to feed more than twice off of this, you might want to double it. Time saving, and a good idea.
Love how easy and effective this was! My girls just discovered meatballs and I have been buying them in the frozen section. I wanted something easy to make where I control the ingredients. The technique is ingenious and it will be a staple in my house. I look forward to playing with ingredients. I tripled this recipe and will be freezing many of them. Thanks again!
These were simple and tasty. I wouldn't call them sophisticated so if you are trying to impress someone, they wouldn't be my first choice - however, I'll probably make these for my family going forward because they are so simple. I did add garlic powder and would possibly swap out the ketchup for spaghetti sauce.
I'm giving this 4 stars just for the sheer ease of making it. But instead of putting the mixture into a 9 x 12 pan and shaping it into an 8" square, why don't you just bake it in an 8" square pan, which is what I did! The taste was okay, nothing special, but very easy to make and the square meatballs look cute.
Very delicious, I added more ingredients - Chopped Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, and Garlic Salt. Cooked in a loaf pan, also tried with a little A-1 when done, not bad either. I will make it again, possibly with cheese on top or wrapped inside.
Easy and tasty! This was enjoyed by my whole family and my parents. I used Mrs. Dash Italian Blend Seasoning for my seasonings and I added it it plain bread crumbs as well. That gave it lots of good flavor and I didn't need the optional salt. I also used dried chopped onion.
just made it andddddd love it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Italian Square Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 138
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