Quick & Easy Meatball Recipe

Friday, November 30, 2012

While thumbing through a couple holiday magazines last week, I saw meatballs baked in cupcake pan. Genius idea! So I decided to make this for my family dinner tonight combining a couple recipes I located online. These meatballs were so super easy and really quick to make. I'll never make meatballs the old-fashioned way again!

Here's my adaption to make Quick & Easy Meatballs. I adapted it to what was on hand in my kitchen.


1 1/2 pounds of (85/15) ground beef
1 medium onion, minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons Italian Bread seasonings
½ cup rolled oats
1 egg
½ teaspoon salt, optional
¼ teaspoon pepper, optional


1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2. Soften the onion and garlic in a fry pan for 2-3 minutes.
3. Using Mysto sprayer, coat a cupcake pan with olive oil.
4. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
5. Using a 1" scoop, place one meatball in each muffin well.
6. Bake the meatballs in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.

Serve 1 or 2 over pasta with marinara sauce and large spinach salad. Boy, was this a big hit with my family!! We'll be doing this again really soon!
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  • SUNSET09
    My recipe is quite similar as I use the oats, Italian bread crumbs and turkey meat! I'm going to try this one as well. It's a great appetizer! I love vareity PinknfitCarla! Thanx for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3119 days ago
    Thanks for sharing that recipe, it sounds good. I love the idea of making meatballs, meatloaf, etc. in the cupcake pan. emoticon
    3121 days ago
    Great idea. I would use turkey instead of beef. Thanks for the recipe!
    3122 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5563494
    What a fantastic idea! I am going to try it too!
    3122 days ago
    Yummy!!!! emoticon
    3122 days ago
    Thanks for sharing! I make "turkey muffins" in muffin tins too. I use ground breast of turkey or chicken and add different ingredients depending on what taste I want. One night I used jalepenos and sodium free mexican seasonings with chopped green peppers and onions also. One time I used a little bit of pizza sauce and some LF mozarrella cheese mixed in with sodium free italian seasonings. I always use rolled oats no matter what the other ingredients. They come out great, give me lots of different tastes and I can throw them in freezer bags for quick snacks or meals anytime.
    3122 days ago

    sounds good
    3122 days ago
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