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The other day I had a craving for meatballs. I don’t like store bought meatballs. I don’t know what it is about them but every time I eat frozen meatballs from the grocery store I end up feeling sick. So when I want meatballs I make them at home. Recently I shared with you all about Why I Don’t Make Everything From Scratch, but meatballs are one of the things that I do choose to make homemade versus store bought.
I’ve been using this recipe for Baked Meatballs for several years. I’m not sure where it originated from but it’s super easy. I usually make a double batch and then freeze half of them for later use.
Incredibly Easy Baked Meatballs
1 lb ground beef
2 Eggs, beaten
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Cup Bread Crumbs or Panko
1 small onion, finely diced
3 gloves of garlic, minced
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Oregano
1 teaspoon Basil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Spray foil with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
Mix ingredients by hand until well mixed.
Form mixture into golf ball size balls and arrange on the baking sheet. If you want all of your meatballs to be the same size, Amazon has this nifty little Stainless Steel Mini Meatballer for under $10.
Bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, move the baking sheet to the top oven rack and broil for 5-10 minutes.
This recipe can easily be increased so that you have enough to freeze or to serve a large crowd.
Once the meatballs are finished there are endless ways you can serve them. We like to use them for Meatball Subs or Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs. With it being Tailgate Season these are great to throw in your Crockpot with a bottle of Marinara sauce or Barbecue sauce for an easy appetizer.
What’s your favorite way to serve meatballs?
Here’s a great cookbook with over 200 mouthwatering Meatball recipes.
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