I decided to bake the meatballs last night rather than simmer them in sauce on the stove or in the crock pot. I don’t really like cooking beef meatballs in sauce, because there’s nowhere for the grease to go. When they’re baked in the oven, some of the fat renders out and stays on the pan — you can then serve sauce on the side. Plus, I thought I might be able to convince G. to try a plain meatball.
I combined about 2.5 lbs. of lean ground beef with 2 eggs, about a third of a cup of wheat germ, some Spike salt-free seasoning, and garlic powder. The meatballs baked for 20 minutes at 400° F.
They were really delicious! G. didn’t try one but my little niece did and she enjoyed them. She also loved the steamed green beans served on the side, and actually threw a little tantrum when Lauren took one away so she didn’t put too much in her mouth at one time. Very cute. I will gladly cook for her any day!