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Meatloaf Meatballs


Meatloaf Meatballs are bite-sized, meaty masterpieces of everyone's favorite comfort food. Serve these with a side of mashed potatoes for lunch or dinner, or serve them as an appetizer to start off any home-cooked meal.

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  • 1/4 cup ketchup, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, freshly grated
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1-pound ground beef
  • 1/2-pound ground pork


Servings 12
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 35mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup ketchup with brown sugar. Set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, add celery, onion, carrots, and garlic. Pulse 4 to 5 times, then add 3/4 cup parsley and pulse until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

In a large mixing bowl, combine vegetables with bread crumbs, cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, egg, and remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup. Mix until well combined, then add beef and pork. Mix together by hand until just combined. Don't over mix to maintain tender meatballs.

Using your hands, form 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place in an oven-proof dish or skillet so that meatballs are touching. Brush meatballs with the ketchup glaze and bake until browned, about 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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