I eat a lot of ground beef and ground turkey because it's cheap and easy to prep. But even I get bored of taco style spices once in a while (shocking, I know). So when I feel like shaking it up on prep day, these meatballs are a delish go-to. You can eat these right off the pan like I do, or add them to your favorite pasta. The flavors go with just about anything.
Couple notes. I pan sear them before baking because I like the flavor that the crispy edges add, but if you are feeling lazy you don't NEED to do this step. I'd also recommend chopping your onion slightly finer than I did in these photos (meatball stays together better). I was literally streaming tears and couldn't see a thing because onions get me all emotional every time, so I decided they were good enough.
5 minute prep | 5-8 minute sear time | 22-25 minute bake time
- Lean ground beef or ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1/4 white onion, chopped finely
- 4 whole-wheat crackers, crumbled
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix with your hands. You'll notice I didn't give measurements for spices, it's honestly best just to do a dusting of each, no exact amount needed.
- Roll into desired size balls, and sear edges in pan.
- Transfer from pan to foil lined baking pan.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until no longer pink when you cut into one.
- Enjoy! Like I said, you can eat these with pretty much any sides, so use them for those "I don't feel like thinking" dinners.