Cooking Tips and Questions - Meatballs

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05-19-2009, 01:07 AM
Can I make meatballs without breadcrumbs? Will they hold together enough? In essence could I just use meat and some finely diced onion and bell pepper and spices?

05-19-2009, 01:31 AM
I have never put breadcrumbs in my meatballs - they end up fine for me. Just don't overwork the meat!

I keep mine moist with grated onion and zucchini...yum!

05-19-2009, 05:16 AM
I bind mine together with tomato puree, no breadcrumbs - works great.


05-19-2009, 08:34 AM
I use a couple of egg whites to help hold it together.

Oh and I love the idea of the grated zucchini. Thanks Amanda.

05-20-2009, 11:34 AM
I use rolled oats (reg. oatmeal) instead of breadcrumbs in my meatloaf. It works great!

Thighs Be Gone
05-20-2009, 11:37 AM
I do the same as RR--just egg whites usually. I use ground turkey that is pre-seasoned. I am not sure if that makes a difference.