Classic Meatball Recipe

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Homemade meatballs are easy and inexpensive to make. I am going to use these meatballs in a soup and pasta dish, so I wanted to make them small and make a lot of them.

I make them differently all the time, but this recipe had both lean ground beef and lean ground pork.

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • couple springs of parsley diced
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups bread crumbs
  • Salt, Pepper, Cayenne, Italian Herbs

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mixing thoroughly – don’t be afraid to use your hands. Then use a tablespoon to scoop out and your hands to roll into a ball. You can roll them in breadcrumbs before cooking if you want.20120206-213003.jpg

Heat a pan with butter or olive oil on about medium high, add each meatball with room in between to roll them. Roll each meatball over as it cooks the side it’s on. Once all sides are browned, remove from pan and place into a baking pan.

Arrange meatballs in baking pan, so that they have room to cook. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.  Let cool.

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