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Meatballs are easy to make and wonderfully versatile. They can be used in soups, sandwiches, with spaghetti sauce, or served on toothpicks as appetizers. I typically use lean ground beef when making mine, but I've also tried ground chicken and turkey, and they make tasty meatballs too. However, I would recommend added a little cooking oil as ground chicken, and ground turkey, can be a little dry.
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
Preheat oven to 350F. Blend bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, pepper, egg and ground beef together in a large mixing bowl and knead together until well blended. Break off small pieces of meat mixture and roll into 1 1/2 to 2 inch diameter meatballs. Place meatballs on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.