Believe it or not, I’d never made meatballs until last night. I’m a huge fan of meat LOAF and meat SAUCE, but somehow, meat BALLS have never entered my repetoire….until last night. I made them from a joy of cooking recipe and used ground sirloin (more fat) than traditional ground beef. They were great with homemade tomato sauce and whole wheat spaghetti!


Combine thoroughly:

1 lb ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup grated parm
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1 medium onion finely chopped
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
3 tbs. tomato paste
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1/2 tsp. dried oregano

Roll into 1.5 inch balls. Roll in flour anjd brown in a pan with extra virgin olive oil. place them on a baking sheet and put in a 375 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until done.