Italian Meatballs with Ricotta and Basil

Italian Meatballs with Ricotta and Basil

Italian Meatballs with Ricotta and Basil

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Mix all of the ingredients well. This is easiest with a stand mixer, but will also work well if you use your hands.
  3. Roll mixture into small tablespoon sized balls and place on a large greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until browned.
  5. This makes approximately 60 small meatballs. They can be stored in the freezer.

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