Healthy Beef Recipes




Healthy Baked Meatballs Recipe

Healthy Baked Meatballs Recipe

These baked meatballs are a great healthy recipe for the Italian food lovers in your family. The onions sauteeing will fill your kitchen with the warm, delicious smells of Italy! With just a bit of tomato paste, you cut down on some of the fat for a more balanced meatball.

The whole milk and eggs will give these meatballs a rich, authentic flavor that will quickly make them a family favorite. With just a touch of garlic, they'll please even the pickiest of eaters in your family. You can double or triple the batch and freeze the extras in meal-size portions so you'll have a healthy recipe ready on those days you're just too busy to cook, just be sure to double-wrap them to prevent freezer burn.

Serve it all with a big salad for a quick, easy, and healthy meal.


  • ¼ cup onions, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of Tomato paste


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease the baking sheet lightly with oil.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and onions to a small skillet. Cook over medium heat, until tender, about 3 minutes.

3. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a bowl; add onions. Mix until blended, using a large serving spoon.

4. Shape beef mixture into 1- to 2-inch meatballs; place on baking sheet.

5. Bake until thoroughly cooked, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes 4 Servings of about 3 meatballs each, plus 4 servings for another meal

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