Blended Meatballs

November 7, 2018
Serves 20 meatballs

Recipe courtesy of the Mushroom Council.

Umami-rich mushrooms are blended with ground beef and seasoned to create the perfect Italian-style meatball. Serve with marinara and spaghetti or toss with a Teriyaki sauce and serve as an appetizer.


  • 1/2 Pound
    mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 Pound
    lean ground beef
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Italian seasoning
  • 1
    small onion, finely diced
  • 1
    clove minced garlic
  • 1


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking tray with foil and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.

  3. In a skillet over medium heat cook chopped mushrooms until brown and most moisture has been released, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside to let cool.

  4. In a large bowl combine cooled mushrooms, beef, seasoning, onion, garlic breadcrumbs and egg; mix all ingredients until incorporated. Shape mixture into 1½ inch meatballs. Place 1 inch apart on pan.

  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until meatballs reach 160°F, are cooked through and center is no longer pink.

Nutrition: (per 1 meatball): Calories: 70, Total Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 40 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 3 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g. Sugars: 1 g, Protein: 5 g


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