Mediterranean meatballs

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Ground beef, crumbled
3 tablespoons Unseasoned dry bread crumbs
1 large Egg
1 teaspoon Dried parsley flakes
2 tablespoons Margarine
¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
½ teaspoon Dried mint leaves, crushed
¼ teaspoon Dried rosemary leaves, crushed
¼ teaspoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Dried parsley flakes


1. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a medium bowl. Shape mixture into 12 meatballs.

2. Place the margarine, garlic powder and parley in a 1-cup measure.

Microwave at High for 45 seconds to 1 minute, or until butter melts.

Dip meatballs in margarine mixture to cover and place on a roasting rack.

3. Microwave at High for 15 to 18 minutes, or until meatballs are firm and no longer pink in the center, rotating rack and rearranging meatballs twice during cooking time. If desired, serve with hot cooked rice or couscous.

Source: Lisa Clarke, adapted from "Quick & Easy Microwaving Ground Beef"

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