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Blended Meatballs

  • Author: Mushroom Council
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Umami-rich mushrooms are blended with ground beef and seasoned to create the perfect Italian-style meatball. Serve with marinara and spaghetti or toss with a Teriyaki sauce and serve as an appetizer.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 lb. mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking tray with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat cook chopped mushrooms until brown and most moisture has been released, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside to let cool.
  4. In a large bowl combine cooled mushrooms, beef, seasoning, onion, garlic breadcrumbs and egg; mix all ingredients until incorporated. Shape mixture into 1½ inch meatballs. Place 1 inch apart on pan.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until meatballs reach 160°F, are cooked through and center is no longer pink.

Keywords: Meatballs, Blended Meatballs

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