Since Nick is Italian, he really likes to eat an Italian meal at least once a week.
For years, I’ve made the “secret” family recipe for Sunday Spaghetti Sauce to serve with pasta, but recently he decided he wanted meatballs with it.
Honestly, I tried to take the easy way out and buy pre-made Meatballs, but after trying several different varieties, the guys just couldn’t find any they were happy with.
I have a recipe for Homemade Meatballs, but I just hadn’t ever made them.
When they weren’t happy with the premade meatballs, I made the ultimate mistake and tried my Homemade Meatballs Recipe.
Why is that a mistake?
Because they LOVED them, and now they aren’t happy with just plain old spaghetti sauce and pasta, they want Homemade Meatballs EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.
They also want them for Meatball Sandwiches on Sub Rolls, Meatball Sliders, and just to eat as a snack.
Fortunately, the recipe is pretty easy to make.
I bake mine in the oven instead of frying them, and try to make a double or triple batch every time, so I can freeze the extras, and I don’t have to make them once a week 🙂
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
- 1 lb Italian Sausage or Maple flavored breakfast sausage
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1 cup Bread Crumbs
- 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
- 2 tsp. Garlic Powder or 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
- Salt & Pepper
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil
Spray with non-stick cooking spray
Gather all of your ingredients
Toss them in a mixing bowl
Put on some cooking gloves so you can mash it all together
Use a medium or large cookie scoop to get evenly sized meatballs
Roll them in your hands
Place them on your cookie sheet
Place the cookie sheet in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through
Prepare another cookie tray and cover with aluminum foil
Place cooling racks on there and transfer the cooked meatballs to the cooling rack so any excess grease can drip down
Add to your spaghetti sauce, refrigerate, or freeze the meatballs to use at a later time.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 283mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing this Homemade Meatballs Recipe:
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Blue/Green/YellowOXO Good Grips Medium Cookie ScoopOXO Good Grips Large Cookie ScoopRachael Ray Oven Lovin’ Nonstick Bakeware 3-Piece Baking and Cookie Pan SetWCI 3 Tier Rectangular Serving Platter Set With Metal Rack – Three Tiered Dessert Cake Appetizer Set Display Tray Stand, WHITEClean Ones Disposable HDPE Poly Gloves, One Size Fits All – 500ct