Food & Drink

Baked Meatballs

Makes about 30 walnut-size meatballs

This recipe is from Alton Brown's "Good Eats" on The Food Network.


½ pound ground pork

½ pound ground lamb

½ pound ground round

5 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained thoroughly

½ cup finely grated Parmesan

1 whole egg

1½ teaspoons dried basil

1½ teaspoons dried parsley

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

½ cup bread crumbs, divided


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine pork, lamb, ground round, spinach, cheese, egg, basil, parsley, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and ¼ cup of the bread crumbs. Using your hands, mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Place the remaining ¼ cup of bread crumbs into a small bowl. Using a scale, weigh meatballs into 1.5-ounce portions and place on a sheet pan.

Shape meatballs into rounds, roll in the bread crumbs and place the meatballs in miniature muffin tin cups. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.