All Kinds of Beef Meatballs

15 Minutes

RatingDifficultyBeginner

The grated carrot in this recipe keeps these lean beef meatballs juicy and gets kids to eat vegetables without them even knowing it.

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Yields46 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins

 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Lean Ground Beef
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 ½ cup (125 mL) dry bread crumbs
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) finely grated carrot
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) shredded onion
 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper

1

Lightly combine all ingredients; form into about thirty 1” (2.5 cm) balls.

2

Bake on lightly oiled foil-lined baking tray in 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 min, until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into centre of several meatballs reads 160°F (71°C).

3

Variations try adding the following to the basic recipe:

4

Italian: 2 tbsp (30 mL) pizza sauce and 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano. Serve with extra pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce.

5

Asian: 2 tbsp (30 mL) hoisin sauce and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground ginger. Serve with peanut sauce or sweet and sour sauce.

6

Mexican: 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder and 2 garlic cloves (minced). Serve with salsa.

Ingredients

 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Lean Ground Beef
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 ½ cup (125 mL) dry bread crumbs
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) finely grated carrot
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) shredded onion
 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper

Directions

1

Lightly combine all ingredients; form into about thirty 1” (2.5 cm) balls.

2

Bake on lightly oiled foil-lined baking tray in 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 min, until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into centre of several meatballs reads 160°F (71°C).

3

Variations try adding the following to the basic recipe:

4

Italian: 2 tbsp (30 mL) pizza sauce and 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano. Serve with extra pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce.

5

Asian: 2 tbsp (30 mL) hoisin sauce and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground ginger. Serve with peanut sauce or sweet and sour sauce.

6

Mexican: 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder and 2 garlic cloves (minced). Serve with salsa.

All Kinds of Beef Meatballs
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