Simple Meatballs

Simple Beef Meatballs

Simple Meatballs

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Servings3 (16-18 meatballs)
Prep Time1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes


baking sheet lined with parchment paper


  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup whole or 2% milk
  • ¼ pound 85% lean ground beef
  • ¼ pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper, each


  • Set oven temperature to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Add bread crumbs to a medium mixing bowl and slowly blend in the milk allowing the breadcrumbs to absorb the liquid. This should sit a few minutes.
    1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
    1/4 cup whole or 2% milk
  • To the bread crumb mixture, add the beef, pork, egg, onion, garlic, herbs, cheese and salt and pepper and mix together with your hands until all ingredients are just incorporated.
    1/4 pound 85% lean ground beef
    1/4 pound ground pork
    2 tablespoons yellow onion
    1 medium egg
    1 clove garlic
    1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley
    1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls (just eyeball it) and place on cookie sheet, spacing evenly apart. You should be able to shape 18 or so meatballs depending on the size.
  • Place in middle rack of oven for 10 minutes. Remove and turn meatballs over to brown underside. Return to the oven for and additional 10-12 minutes. If you have a thermometer, internal temp in the middle of meatball should be 165 degrees. We love this digital thermometer.
  • Enjoy these meatballs in your favorite marinara pasta recipe, as a sandwich or simply by themselves with some mozzarella or provolone cheese.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 2mg
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