I realized that I never put a basic meatball recipe on here. This is our family favorite! The bacon can be omitted it you like, we just love our bacon here! Great for Spaghetti and Meatballs, My next recipe of Garlic Butter Pasta and Creamy Beef Sauce or a good Meatball Sub!
1 lb lean ground beef
3/4 cup crushed seasoned croutons
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 TB Worcestershire sauce
1 TB dried parsley
1 TB dried oregano
2 tsp ground mustard powder
1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
1 tsp red pepper flakes
seasoning salt and pepper to taste
2 thick slices bacon(or 4 regular cut)
1 TB butter
In a large pan cook bacon over medium heat until very crisp, drain on paper towels and set aside, when cool, chop into very small bits.
In the pan with the drippings place the butter to melt, turn heat off for now.
In a bowl combine beef, egg, croutons, onion, garlic, Worcestershire, bacon bits and seasonings. Mix until well combined but don't overwork.
On a flat surface pat mixture out into a rectangle.
Cut into even pieces(I do 4 rows of 5 for 20 meatballs, you can go larger or smaller per your preferences) then roll each piece into a ball.
Heat the pan with butter and bacon drippings to medium heat. Gently place the meatballs in the pan.
Cook turning often about 20 minutes(depending on your meatball size of course)
Remove and drain on paper towels...
These are also fantastic baked, just place them on a greased broiler pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or