EASY HOMEMADE MEATBALLS-NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY

 

Meatballs are delicious, but they can be kind of a hassle to make. Traditional meatballs need to be mixed, shaped and then slowly cooked in a pan, being rotated every so often until fully cooked. Not everyone has the time or the energy to make meatballs like this, so we’ve got a recipe for you. These easy homemade meatballs can be made in less than 30 minutes and are perfect for adding to any dish you like. 


Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground meat (beef or pork)
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • Diced onion or onion powder
  • Diced garlic or garlic powder
  • 1tbsp worcestershire sauce 
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Diced or dried parsley (optional)

LC TIP: Make an Asian inspired meatball by replacing the worcestershire sauce with sweet chili sauce and omitting the parmesan and parsley.


Instructions 

Preheat the oven to 350º F (177° C). Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Add ground meat of choice to a large mixing bowl and break apart. Add in the rest of your ingredients and mix with your hands until fully combined. Add more breadcrumbs as needed. 

Roll the meat mixture into 1 inch balls and place 1-2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the meatballs have slightly browned and cooked through. 

Remove the meatballs from the tray and let any excess fat drip off onto a paper towel or plate. Combine with your favorite sauce and serve! 


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Terra Rosas

Terra is freelance writer, content creator and illustrator. She dabbles in art using a variety of mediums including watercolour and embroidery. In her free time you can find Terra trying new recipes or curled up with a good book and cat. Check out her work on Instagram @terrarosasdesigns.

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