Looking for an amazing and easy meatball recipe? You gotta try these. PERFECT. The seasoning is spot on. The texture is just how you like it. They are easily cut with a fork, but they won’t fall apart if you decide to cook them in sauce for a couple hours. Just make sure to use an awesome homemade spaghetti sauce with this easy meatball recipe!
I’ve looked and tried several easy meatball recipes online. Some use a mix of beef, pork, and maybe veal. That doesn’t sound too easy to me. To be honest, there’s no reason to. Do yourself a favor… save time and money by just using 80/20 ground beef.
It took me a few tries to get the ratio of meat, breadcrumbs, and parmesan cheese right. I arrived at 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs, 1 tsp of salt, and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese for each pound of ground beef. This results in the perfect texture and perfect level of saltiness.
Also add in some garlic, pepper, basil, parsley, and an egg to keep it bound together. This is a very easy meatball recipe. But it is pure perfection.
But one of the keys to getting this just right is to mix all of the non-meat ingredients first in a bowl (which I didn’t do in the picture above). I usually whisk them together. Then add the meat. Mix it all up just enough, but not so much that the meat is overworked.
Once you make the balls, you can either fry them in oil (they get a nice crust on them if you do it this way), or you can just bake them. I’d also recommend tossing them in a nice sauce and simmering for a couple hours. They get REALLY nice if you do it this way.
Have you grabbed my freezer meal plans, yet? I might be biased but I think they are pretty amazing! They have saved our dinner hour for years now. Check them out!