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Camp's Dino Meatballs Recipe Will Have Your Family Roaring For More

Try this tasty Triassic treat!

Camp Kitchen · 10 months ago

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Cookie cutters aren't just for cookies anymore! Repurpose your baking tools and depress a little dino into our classic meatball recipe. These dinosaur meatballs fo great with spaghetti and marinara, but also are yummy dipped in BBQ sauce or honey mustard. However you enjoy them, you’re in for a super fun family dinner!


  • 2 baking sheets

  • Dinosaur cookie cutters

  • Large cutting board


1 cup

Panko Bread Crumbs

½ cup

Homestead Creamery Whole Milk

1 lb

80/20 Ground Beef

1 lb

Ground Pork

⅓ cup

Grated Onion


Large Eggs

½ Tbsp.

Italian Seasoning

1 tsp.

Kroger® Powdered Garlic

½ Tbsp.

Kroger® Coarse Kosher Salt

1 tsp.

Kroger® Pure Ground Black Pepper

As needed

Pam Original Cooking Spray

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. 1.

    Line both baking trays with parchment paper.

  2. 2.

    In a large mixing bowl, add the breadcrumbs and the milk and allow to soak while you get the rest of your ingredients ready to go. Let the breadcrumbs soak for at least five minutes.

  3. 3.

    Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and get mixing — with your hands of course! With clean hands, gently mix all the ingredients until well incorporated. Don’t compact the mixture too much or your dinos will be tough.

  4. 4.

    On a clean work surface, press the mixture into an even layer. The mixture should be about ⅓-inch thick.

  5. 5.

    Press the cookie cutter into the meat mixture. Carefully lift the cutter, placing the dino onto the other baking sheet. Repeat until you cannot press any more shapes. Repack the meatball mixture and press it once more to get as many dino shapes as possible, or roll a few traditional meatballs — chef’s choice!

  6. 6.

    Place the dinos in the fridge to chill for 20-30 minutes, this will help them keep their awesome dino shape when baked.

  7. 7.

    Preheat oven to 400℉/200℃.

  8. 8.

    Bake the meatballs for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully flip all the dinos. Bake for another 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

  9. 9.

    Serve with your favorite pasta, rice, or dipping sauce!