A Simple Meatball Recipe for Every Cook
Every cook should know this simple meatball recipe that will make tasty meatballs that you can use in just about any dish in a pinch! From Swedish Meatballs to Meatball Hoagies, this is where it all starts. Roll this flavorful ground beef into tiny little balls and you have Wedding Soup.
Drop these meatballs into a pot of homemade marinara sauce and have a feast of homemade spaghetti & meatballs.
Baked meatballs are a healthy low-cost delicious dinner option that freeze very well. Just double this basic recipe and freeze half to use later.
Make easy meatball sliders for dinner that are easy and economical.
You can play around with using 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 ground pork, but for the cheaper version of a basic meatball, steer clear of the ground veal which could be a little pricey.
Delicious Basic Meatball Recipe for Perfect Meatballs you Can Eat or Use in Any Recipe.
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup dried Italian-style bread crumbs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and milk.
Add everything else and mix well using your hands.
Put the meatball mixture in the freezer for about 2-3 minutes.
Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out meat mixture and place the 1/2 ball on a cookie sheet.
Pick up each 1/2 ball and roll into a round ball using the palms of your hands.
Bake for 18-22 minutes or until the center is no longer pink.
No kitchen should be without an ice cream scooper. This makes the job of forming the meatballs so much easier. You want all the meatballs to be the same size so they all arrive at the same doneness at the same time. No meatballs left behind.
Once the meatballs are partially cooked, you can drop them in a pot of cooking spaghetti sauce to finish cooking.
Or make the basic meatballs and whip up some Easy Swedish Meatballs for dinner by making the below sauce.
Easy Swedish Meatball Sauce
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3-1/2 cups beef broth
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper lightly. Whisk in flour and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Slowly stir in beef broth a little at a time while continuing to stir. Once sauce is thickened add the rest of the ingredients, stirring until everything is combine and the sauce is thick. Drop the cooked meatballs in the sauce and continue cooking until everything is heated through.