Makes 24 meatballs
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes Steps:
1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick pan spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, scallions, garlic, lemon zest and juice, soy sauce, thyme, and pepper. Stir in the bread crumbs, then add the ground beef, breaking it up into small knobs as you add it to the bowl. 3. Use a spoon or your hands to gently mix together and then form the mixture into 24 1-inch balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and bake until they are browned and slightly resistant to pressure when pressed, about 20 minutes. 4. Serve hot. Meatball Variations:
Barbecue Meatballs: Add ¼ cup barbecue sauce.
Sweet Teriyaki Meatballs: Add ¼ cup teriyaki sauce and 3 tablespoons canned crushed pineapple or applesauce.
Basic Italian Meatballs: Add ¼ cup Italian salad dressing, ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.
Ginger-Soy Meatballs: Add 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 2 chopped scallions, and 2 teaspoons of minced peeled fresh ginger.
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