Baked Meatballs are the perfect, made-from-scratch meatballs. Just combine a few simple ingredients for a meatball as good as any you'll find in a restaurant. The best part of all, they bake in fewer than 30 minutes. Serve with a big plate of pasta and plenty of Sunday Gravy spaghetti sauce
Ingredients to Have on Hand
- ground beef, pork and veal
- parmesan cheese
- dried parsley
- french bread - one slice
Ground veal is just an option, but it gives the meatballs exceptional flavor. The meatballs are also delicious using equal portions of ground beef and ground pork.
This meat combination is similar to my recipe for No-Ketchup Meatloaf, which includes many options and combinations for ground meat.
Blend Meat with Eggs
I use one egg and one egg white to help tighten up the meatballs, but you can use two whole eggs and have very similar results.
I just like the lighter texture that comes from using an egg white rather than two eggs.
We can thank the slice of French bread that we crumble into the meat for holding it all together.
That along with the eggs (one whole and one egg white) help bind the meat together so your homemade meatball maintains its shape and distinctive texture.
Shape the Meatballs
It's important that your homemade meatballs are the same size, remember we'll be baking them in the oven and we want them all cooked at the same time.
Pro Tip: I recommend using an ice cream scoop to scoop up the ground meat for each meatball. About the size of a golf ball is perfect.
Made from Scratch and Fast
It's easy to think that made-from-scratch meatballs are too much work but be assured these are so easy.
These cook fast, in less than 30 minutes and bring out the best in your favorite red sauce, even jarred and store-bought!
Homemade Red Sauce
Speaking of red sauce, I think you'll love my scratch-made Tomato-Cream Sauce. It comes together really fast and is stellar with this meatball recipe.
Recipes with Beef
If you are hungry for beef, here are a few more recipes I think you'll love.
More Dinner Ideas
Here are more ideas for scratch-made, fast dinners. Just like Baked Meatballs, these recipes are on the table in an hour or less:
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