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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Easy Meatballs

I found this recipe on one of the very first food blogs I started following a few years ago, Krista's Kitchen. At the time I thought there is no way I could ever do a food blog, but look at me know, started one and actually keeping up with it. The best part of this meal, other than the delicious taste, is that it makes enough so you can freeze enough meatballs for another meal!
Starts off easy enough! Mix all the ingredients up and shape into a ball, a heaping tablespoon. Mine might actually be even a little bigger, anything will work! Line them all up on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 16-18 minutes at 400 degrees.
I took some help tonight and used a jar of spaghetti sauce, Doug noticed right away, but what he doesn't know and of course, will that I added about 2 oz. of cream cheese to the sauce. Another trick I learned from Krista! It makes the sauce take on a creamy texture that is delicious. It was worth it, even if not everyone in the house agreed. Again, Doug thinks that jar spaghetti sauce makes him sick. Well sometimes I like a shortcut!
And after they cool, I will put these in the freezer and pull out in a few weeks, probably grab a jar of sauce and make some meatball subs, either way, they are nice to have handy for an upcoming meal!


2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pkg. (6 oz) Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 cup water
2 eggs
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix ingredients and shape mixture into balls, a heaping tablespoon. Place on baking sheets lined with aluminum foil and cooking spray. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until done. Use what you want for dinner and save the rest in the freezer for the next time you need a quick meal!


  1. Meatballs are something my guys would eat once a week...this looks like an interesting variation, so I will mark this to give it a try soon. They like meatball subs while watching ballgames...just the thing if you ask me as I can make it all ahead and heat it gently in the crockpot so all I need to do is scoop them into the sandwich at half-time. Love it when you line up all the do a great job on a food blog!

  2. Just to clarify, do you add the spaghetti sauce prior to baking the meatballs or after, as part of a spaghetti dish?