A good basic recipe for sautéed meatballs for use in recipes and in all types of sauces to serve as a main dish or as a party appetizer.
1 large egg
1 pound lean ground beef
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- In a large bowl, whisk egg. Add ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Gently shape mixture into 1 1/2 inch meatballs.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, but not smoking, add meatballs (do not crowd) and cook until browned and thoroughly cooked, about 15 to 18 minutes. Adjust heat as needed. Drain on paper towels.
- Add to spaghetti sauce or serve as an appetizer with desired sauce.
Makes about 1 dozen meatballs.