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bulk meatballs full of veggies on a sheet pan fresh from the oven
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Real Food Meatballs x 4

Multi batch of kid friendly meatballs made from real food.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword italian meatballs, meatballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 20
Author Christina Kamp

Ingredients

  • 4 lb ground meat
  • 2 chopped onion
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 c. bread crumbs
  • 2 c. quick oats or make your own from old fashioned
  • 1 c. grated cheese
  • 2 c. tomato sauce
  • 4 tsp. thyme
  • 4 tsp. parsley
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Ketchup to top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Grind up oats in your food processor to make quick oats
  • Dump oats in a bowl
  • Make bread crumbs in your food processor
  • Dump crumbs in the bowl
  • Chop up onion and garlic in your food processor
  • Dump into bowl with oats and crumbs
  • Add egg, cheese, tomato sauce, herbs and salt and pepper
  • Mix well
  • Add meat and mix lightly until just mixed
  • Scoop balls in small muffin scoop and roll lightly to shape
  • Bake 10-12 minutes
  • Makes 80 balls or 20 servings (for preschool agers)