Best Meatballs

Best Meatballs
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Bake 450°F 1 hr 25 mins Cook 1 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packaged unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pounds ground lean sirloin
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 14 1/2 can beef broth
  • 1 14 1/2 can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

Make It

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Place oven shelf in top third of oven. Lightly oil 13 x 9 x 2-inch casserole.

2. Mix crumbs and milk in large bowl. Let soften, 2 minutes. Add eggs, meat, tomato sauce, salt, oregano, basil, nutmeg and pepper. Shape into meatballs, 1/4 cup each. Place in casserole; brush with oil.

3. Bake in 450 degrees F oven for about 25 minutes, until browned. Pour off any excess fat. Mix broth, tomatoes and tomato paste. Add to casserole.

4. Bake, covered, in 450 degrees F oven 1 hour. Remove meatballs to platter. Pour braising liquid into saucepan.

5. Stir together cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water in small bowl. Whisk into braising liquid. Bring to boiling over medium heat, whisking, until thickened, 1 minute. Combine meatballs and thickened liquid in casserole.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 276, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 131, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 11, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 31, sodium (mg): 1111, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.