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Recipe: beef & vegetable meatballs

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Beef & vegetable meatballs serving suggestion

beef & vegetable meatballs

Kick off your dinner party with this super simple, easy-to-prepare beef & vegetable meatballs.


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)

  • 1 cup grated zucchini

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly. Shape into 24 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs on rack in aluminum foil-lined broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatball registers 160°F.

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Nutrition information per serving: 163 Calories; 72 Calories from fat; 8g Total Fat (3 g Saturated Fat; 3 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 75 mg Cholesterol; 349 mg Sodium; 1 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.3 g Dietary Fiber; 23 g Protein; 2.5 mg Iron; 5.1 mg NE Niacin; 0.4 mg Vitamin B6; 2.1 mcg Vitamin B12; 5.5 mg Zinc; 18.4 mcg Selenium; 74.8 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Iron, and Choline.