Recipe: Baked Garlic Meatballs

I just want to start this recipe by saying: in no means do I consider myself a chef, or a person who should even be allowed to really write recipes. By no means should the recipes I post be in a book. That being said, I think I am a decent cook and I like experiment with making things. Especially things with lower calories. I post recipes on my website. I do not make them a million times to get that perfect recipe to post it, I simply just post what I make the first time. Unless or course it is totally gross. Lots of times I post it here for myself, just in case I want to make it again. Or just in case some else wants to try it.

Anyway, I just wanted to clear the air of that. Now, on to some baked meatballs!

This recipe uses something a bit weird. A Bit different. Honestly, I hate recipes that do that – so I apologize. I bought this at Costco Johnny’s Garlic Spread & Seasoning – see this stuff:

Because well, isn’t it obvious? HELLO GARLIC BREAD! Anyway… I got this idea to start using it in things other then garlic bread from one of those sample people at Costco. So, here it is in meatballs! I have used it in other things like burgers, I am sure you will see those recipes later. Of course, any garlic seasoning with do.


The meatballs turned out awesome! But really how hard is it to screw up a meatball. I served mine with a nice salad.

Ingredients
550 grams lean ground beef
3 tbsp garlic seasoning
4 tbsp bbq sauce
1/2 medium onion, minced
1/4 cup green onion, sliced thin
1 large carrot, minced
1 medium celery stalk, minced
1 large egg
1 tsp hot sauce

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil.
2. Add all ingredients to a bowl. I find my mini food processor comes in very handing to mincing the onion, carrot and celery.
3. Form into balls and place on baking sheet.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Until cooked through.

I ended up with 35 meatballs.

Nutritional Information for Baked Garlic Meatballs
per one meatball
38 calories
1.1 gram of fat
1.6 gram of carbohydrates
5.1 grams of protien

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