Easy Homemade Meatballs

These are the best oven baked meatballs! So easy to make, juicy and flavorful. They're perfect for appetizers, meatballs subs or on top of spaghetti.


Easy Homemade Meatballs


Ingredients
  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef (could sub with half ground pork)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped fresh Italian Flat leaf parsley (optional)

For serving: Marinara and cooked noodles , optional


Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine the meat, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, garlic, onion, black pepper and parsley in a bowl. Stir just until combined, do not over mix. Add a Tablespoon or two of water as needed to keep a wet mixture.
  3. Use a medium cookie scoop or spoon to scoop the meat. Then form into 1 1/2" balls and place on the pan.
  4. Bake uncovered for 17-20 minutes, or until no longer pink in the middle. Turn halfway through, so the bottoms don't brown.
  5. Simmer meatballs with marinara sauce for 10 minutes and serve over noodles if desired.



Notes
How to fry meatballs 

You can also cook in a pan with 2 Tablespoons oil over medium-high heat for 7-10 minutes, or until cooked through.
Substitutes
You can use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and onion powder if you do not have fresh garlic and onions. If I have pork on hand, I like to use 1/2 pound ground beef and 1/2 pound ground pork. It creates juicier meatballs.
 
Nutrition
Serving: 5meatballs | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 348mg | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.6mg

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