Square Meatballs

    35 minutes

    Here's an easy way to make meatballs without having to roll them all out. You can also freeze this recipe for up to two months.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
    • 1/4 cup tomato pasta sauce
    • 500g beef mince
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
    • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 220 degrees C. Line a 20x30cm baking dish with aluminium foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Mix the egg and onion together in a mixing bowl. Add the tomato pasta sauce and beef mince then season with pepper, salt, Italian herbs and bread crumbs; combine until evenly blended. Place the mixture into the prepared pan and pat into an 20cm square.
    3. Use a table knife or metal spatula to cut the square into 6 vertical strips, then cut the strips horizontally into 6 pieces each for a total of 36 pieces. Do not separate the pieces, just press through the meat to separate it.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the meatballs are no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain off any grease and separate the meatballs with a knife to serve.

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    I tried this today and it was very easy and fast! I made some brown gravy and put them into it and served with mash potatoes and veggies. I also added some mexican spice with the italian spice and it was a great taste!  -  28 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Quite good for such an easy recipe. In the future I might add green pepper or garlic, but the flavor is very well balanced if made as described. 1lb. of beef doesn't go too far, so if you want to have extra for additional meals or have more than 2 people you want to feed more than twice off of this, you might want to double it. Time saving, and a good idea.  -  10 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Love how easy and effective this was! My girls just discovered meatballs and I have been buying them in the frozen section. I wanted something easy to make where I control the ingredients. The technique is ingenious and it will be a staple in my house. I look forward to playing with ingredients. I tripled this recipe and will be freezing many of them. Thanks again!  -  15 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)