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Sheet Pan Meatballs with Roasted Broccoli

An easy meal to throw together any time you're looking for something delicious and quick. A quick change up of the spices makes for a whole new meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
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Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

  • Roasting pan
  • Silicone baking mat
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients

For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves

For the Broccoli

  • 1 lb broccoli florets
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp garlic salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475, with pan and silicone mat inside the oven.

Preparing the Meatballs

  • In a small bowl, mix together water, cream of tartar and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together remaining meatball ingredients, including baking soda water.
  • Form into meatballs of approximately 1 tbsp mixture each.
  • Place the meatballs into the fridge while preparing broccoli.

For the Roasted Broccoli

  • Add remaining ingredients into a large bowl and stir until well mixed. Place broccoli florets into the bowl and toss with a spoon until each broccoli piece is evenly coated.

Baking

  • Remove pan from oven. On one half, spread out roasted broccoli. Ensure that you don't crowd the pan.
  • On the other half, place the meatballs about 1/2in to 1in apart. Depending on the size of your pan you may need two pans.
  • Roast for 20-30 minutes, tossing broccoli halfway through and checking meatballs for doneness. And serve!

Notes

The leftovers for these are amazing with fried eggs and some potatoes. Fry your eggs with a bit of paprika in the pan before you drop the eggs in. 
Mix up the meatballs with whatever ingredients you can think of! The broccoli will be good with just about any meatball you can think of.