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Classic Meatballs


A classic recipe to use for meatballs and meatloaf.

Makes approximately 32 meatballs Approximate preparation time (meatballs): 10 minutes plus 25 minutes for cooking Approximate preparation time (meatloaf): 10 minutes plus 90 minutes for cooking

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Ingredients

1 medium onion (about 3 ounces) quartered ½ cup fresh parsley leaves 2 slices day-old firm bread, torn into pieces 1 pound boneless chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 pound boneless pork, cut into 1-inch pieces ¼ cup nonfat dry milk 1½ teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon dried thyme 2 large eggs ¹∕³ cup cold water


Instructions

Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put the onion, parsley, bread, meat, dry milk and spices into the work bowl; pulse 4 to 6 times and then process until finely chopped. Add the eggs and water and pulse until just combined; be careful not to overprocess. Shape the mixture into balls, 2 tablespoons each. Arrange them in a single layer in a baking dish and bake at 375°F for 25 minutes or simmer in tomato sauce until cooked through. To make meatloaf: Pack the mixture into a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and bake at 375°F for about 90 minutes, until the top is well browned and the internal temperature registers 160°F. Nutritional information per serving (1 meatball): Calories 78 (55% from fat) | carb. 2g | pro. 7g | fat 5g | sat. fat 2g | chol. 31mg | sod. 125mg | calc. 20mg | fiber 0g

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Servings

Makes 32

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per serving (1 1-inch slice meatloaf): Calories 376 (55% from fat) | carb. 10g | pro. 31g | fat 22g | sat. fat 8g | chol. 151mg | sod. 601mg | calc. 95mg | fiber 1g


This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
14-Cup Food Processor


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