Some freshly grated Parmesan adds a little cheese flavor and a bit of saltiness to these easy to make meatballs. A dash of crushed red pepper flakes adds a little heat.
1# extra lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp parsley
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Place all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Hand mix until all the ingredients are combined. Form into 1 1/2" meatballs. Bake on a baking sheet for 25 minutes at 350°.