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Classic Meatballs

A classic recipe to use for meatballs and meatloaf.

Makes approximately 16 meatballs Approximate preparation time (meatballs): 10 minutes plus 25 minutes for cooking Approximate preparation time (meatloaf): 10 minutes plus 75 minutes for cooking



1/2 medium onion, about 1 1/2 ounces, cut in quarters 1/4 cup loosely packed parsley leaves 1 slice day-old firm bread, torn into pieces 3/4 pound boneless chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces 3/4 pound boneless pork, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 1/2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1 large egg 2 tablespoons cold water (if necessary)


Insert the large metal chopping blade into the large work bowl of the Cuisinart® Food Processor. Put the onion, parsley, bread, meat, dry milk, salt and spices into the work bowl and pulse 4 to 6 times, then process until finely chopped. Add the eggs and water and pulse until the desired consistency is reached; 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 an 8½ x 4¼ x 3-inch loaf pan and bake at 375°F for about 75 minutes, until the top is well browned and the internal temperature registers 160°F.

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Makes 12

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

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 Nutritional information per serving (one 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:
12-Cup Food Processor

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