Meatball Nirvana

Meatball Nirvana

Main Dish Meatballs

These meatballs are a compilation of many, many meatball recipes to finally achieve what I was looking for... Meatball Nirvana! Cover with your favorite red sauce and serve with pasta or in crusty garlic bread rolls.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 343
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®), or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs


  • 1   Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • 2   Place the beef into a mixing bowl, and season with salt, onion, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, oregano, red pepper flakes, hot pepper sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Add the milk, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs. Mix until evenly blended, then form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs, and place onto a baking sheet.
  • 3   Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 16.8g 26%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 940mg 38%
Potassium 513mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 15.3g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Protein 31g 62%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 391IU  
Vitamin C 4mg  
Calcium 142mg  
Iron 7mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 7mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 43mg  
Folate 36mcg