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Easy Homemade Meatballs


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5 from 2 votes
Cook Time : 15 mins
Total Time : 30 mins
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Last Updated on August 9, 2021 by Corinne Schmitt

These Easy Homemade Meatballs are a simple way to get dinner on the table fast. Forget store-bought – this is literally the best homemade meatball recipe, ever.

Made using ground beef, breadcrumbs, and other simple ingredients, the flavor of these homemade meatballs is pure perfection. Making meatballs is a fun process that tastes great, too.

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Easy Homemade Meatballs

I tend to vary on why I make this homemade meatball recipe. Sometimes I make it as an appetizer and sometimes I make it as a main dish. But every time I make it, it’s a hit with the kids!

This simple recipe seriously makes the best homemade meatballs, ever.

Why We Love This Recipe

delicious serving size of easy meatball recipe with dipping sauce

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 pound of ground pork/ground turkey
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup – 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce 
  • 3 cloves of pressed garlic
  • ½ cup of Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper 

Substitutions and Additions

Meat: You can use a mixture of ground beef, pork, and turkey. You can also just choose to use one type of meat as well.

Breadcrumbs: Use plain or Italian breadcrumbs to change up the taste easily.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

How to Make Homemade Meatballs

This recipe may appear complicated but I promise you it’s not! The steps are simple to follow and the flavor is worth it!

Step 1

Add aluminum foil to a baking sheet and then spray with non-stick spray.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Step 3

Mix the ground beef and pork in a large bowl.

adding ground meat to bowl

Step 4

Mix in all the other ingredients until combined. (don’t overmix)

mixing together the ingredients for meatballs

Step 5

Roll the mixture into balls with your hands and put on the baking sheet.

raw meatballs on a baking sheet

Step 6

Put in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until browned and no pink in the middle.

Step 7

Take out of the oven and enjoy!

plate full of homemade meatballs on a brown board next to sauce in a white bowl and more meatballs

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Variation 1: Cut down on the fat content and make these meatballs using ground chicken meat!

plate full of homemade meatballs on a brown board next to sauce in a white bowl and more meatballs

Tips

  • Don’t pack the meatballs too tightly so they cook and retain moisture.
  • Make certain to get your favorite dipping sauces ready!

FAQs

How to store

Once the meatballs are cooked, just store them in the fridge for later. Store them in a container with a lid to keep them fresh.

How to reheat

Reheating meatballs is as easy as putting them in the microwave for a few seconds of time. Start with 30 seconds – 1 minute for reheating larger batches.

Can you freeze meatballs?

You bet. The easiest way to freeze meatballs is to cook them first and then store them in a freezer-safe container for later.

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Easy Homemade Meatballs

Corinne Schmitt
These are literally the best homemade meatballs, ever!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 281 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork or ground turkey
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 – 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • 3 cloves pressed garlic 
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add aluminum foil to a baking sheet and then spray with non-stick spray.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Mix the ground beef and pork in a large bowl.
  • Mix in all the other ingredients until combined. (don't overmix)
  • Roll the mixture into balls with your hands and put on the baking sheet. Put in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until browned and no pink in the middle.
  • Take out of the oven and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 18gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 409mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 134IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 2mg
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