Easy Meatball Recipe

Appetizers · July 17, 2017

Easy Meatball recipe - Way better than store bought and easy too! Ground beef mixed with parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, milk, and eggs. These are perfect alone or mixed in with pasta!

I’m Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road and today I’ve got a delicious and super easy Meatball recipe to share with you. You can make as many as you like and freeze them so you always have meatballs ready – you’ll never eat store bought again!

Until about a year ago, I had always been a little intimidated of making meatballs at home, because for some reason I talked myself into believing they were super complicated or difficult. Little did I know just how incredibly easy they really are! If you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty, you to can make homemade meatballs in just minutes. The key is not to overwork the meat, which is why mixing with your hands is so important. It’s fun, and it’s a perfect recipe to get kids involved in. My son loves making meatballs, like he did for our Turkey Meatball Soup.

How to make meatballs

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To ensure that they cook evenly, I use a cookie scoop to divide the meat into balls, then place them fairly close together on a foil lined cookie sheet. They can be even closer together than this, as long as they’re not touching.

Easy & Delicious Homemade Meatballs recipe - Way better than store bought and easy too! Ground beef mixed with parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, milk, and eggs. These are perfect alone or mixed in with pasta!

There are so many different meatball recipes out there, it’s hard to know which is best. But this recipe has proven time and time again to be my family’s favorite. The recipe makes about 50 meatballs and they freeze beautifully. Just let them cool completely on the baking sheet then place them into a freezer bag and store them in your freezer. When your recipe calls for meatballs, you’ll have them readily on hand. Defrost them in your fridge, or put the frozen meatballs right into a soup or sauce. *Note, for cream based sauces, defrost the meatballs completely before adding.

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Easy & Delicious Homemade Meatballs recipe - Way better than store bought and easy too! Ground beef mixed with parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, milk, and eggs. These are perfect alone or mixed in with pasta!
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Recipe type: Dinner/Main Course
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef (I use 85/15)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets (baking pans will work if you don't have rimmed cookie sheets) with foil and set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large bowl and gently mix together with your hands, careful not to overmix. Just squish it all together a few times to combine.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, divide meat mixture into desired size meatballs. As long as they are uniform, they can be as large or small as you like.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-14 minutes, depending on the size. Be sure to check for doneness. Serve hot with your favorite sauce.
  5. TO FREEZE: Allow meatballs to cool completely on the baking sheets. Once cool, scrape the fat away from the meatballs and seal tightly in a freezer safe bag or air tight container and place in the freezer.

 

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These look sooooo good. I can already think of a handful of recipes I’d love to try these homemade meatballs in! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us Kristin!! Head over to Yellow Bliss Road to see more of her amazing recipes!

This is another favorite meatball recipe:

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

For even more meatball recipes, check out:

ENJOY!

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Savage

Aaw, meatballs. I just love them to the core. Looks so delicious and mouth watering. Thank you so much Kristin for these precious recipe.

My Pastel World

I love love LOVE this recipe! Thanks for sharing x

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Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

These are great! Many people are afraid, but like you said, as long as you do not over-mix the meat, you are good 🙂 I also used to fry mine in a pan, but prefer the baking method now.

    Kristin Bergthold

    I haven’t tried frying them, believe it or not! I’ll have to try that (fried food = yum!)

Serene @ House of Yumm

I love making meatballs! I haven’t baked mine before though, I’ll have to give that a try next time. And that soup looks amazing!!

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

I’ve never made meatballs like this before but I love the idea of baking them on a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier clean up. They look delicious!

Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

Love meatballs. Your recipe looks super easy and delicious.

Megan Keno

Love that they are made in the oven! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

You just can’t beat a good homemade meatball! 🙂 I usually make a smaller batch in my slow cooker, but I love that you can bake up a big batch of these and freeze some for later.

Jamie with Foodiemarvel

These look amazing!! I love a good meatball. I love adding onion pulp too. Makes them so moist and delicious. Awesome recipe!!

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks so much for checking them out!! Let me know what you think!

Momama

I only had 1 pound of hamburger but, I also had a pound of Italian sausage. So, that’s what I used, half hamburger and half Italian sausage. They turned out really good. Great recipe!!!

    Lil' Luna

    That’d be great!! I love Italian sausage! Thank you for sharing!!

Annie Sawyer

It came out well. Great basic recipe.

echo

These are great! I replaced the black pepper with 1/4 tsp ground Carolina Reaper pepper to make spicy meatballs. It was about 2x as spicy as I wanted (Reaper has the BEST pepper flavor – if you don’t use too much). But they work great when combined with the right dishes to tame some of the fire.

Emmie

This looks great! I can’t wait to try it. I was wondering can I substitute ground beef for ground pork? Please let me know. Thanks.

    Lil' Luna

    I am sure you can 🙂 I haven’t with this specific recipe, but I bet it would taste great!

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