Meatballs Using Nonfat Dry Milk

This recipe can also be used to prepare meat loaf.
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  • 1/3 Cup water
  • 2 slices bread, torn into small pieces
  • 2/3 Cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef

Preheat oven to 350° F. Pour water over bread; stir in dry milk, onion, egg, and salt. Add ground beef and mix together. Shape meat mixture into 1 inch balls, placed on greased, rimmed baking sheet or shallow pan. Bake for 30 minutes.

If desired, freeze cooked meatballs in self-sealing bag for up to 3 months. Reheat in spaghetti sauce and serve over noodles or in hot dog buns or hoagie rolls.

Makes approximately 20 meatballs.

For meatloaf

Pat meat mixture in a 9X5X3 inch loaf pan and bake at 350oF for about 50 minutes or until brown throughout. Cool 10 minutes before slicing.

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