Meatloaf Meatballs



¼ c. plus 2 tbsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. brown sugar
½ c. chopped celery
½ c. chopped onion
½ c. chopped carrots
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 c. chopped parsley, plus more for serving
¾ c. panko bread crumbs
¼ c. freshly grated Parmesan
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 egg
1 lb. ground beef
½ lb. ground por


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup ketchup with brown sugar. Set aside.
In the bowl of a food processor, add celery, onion, carrots, and garlic. Pulse 4 to 5 times, then add 3/4 cup parsley and pulse until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
In a large mixing bowl, combine vegetables with bread crumbs, cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, egg, and remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup. Mix until well combined, then add beef and pork. Mix together by hand until just combined. (Don’t over mix to maintain tender meatballs.)
Using your hands, form 1 1/2″ meatballs and place in an oven-proof dish or skillet so that meatballs are touching. Brush meatballs with the ketchup glaze and bake until browned, about 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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