The ultimate homemade meatball recipe for spaghetti or subs. Made with ground beef and ground pork make for a flavorful meatball.
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A couple of weeks ago Toot’s and I did our first ever freezer meal prep. I made meatballs for a couple of the recipes, plus I also froze some plan meatballs for a quick last minute meal at another time. I have to admit doing all those freezer meals was well worth the time and effort that we put into doing them.
But my family has also been asking for some “fresh” non-frozen meals. So today I made a fresh batch of meatballs to go on top of spaghetti. Unfortunately, they were not all covered in cheese and all the meatballs did stay on our plates.
Ingredients to make meatballs
Just look at those beautiful, uncooked, but still beautiful meatballs. To make it easier on my self when I was making them I made sure to have all my ingredients out and ready.
I wanted these meatballs to have a luscious taste, so I combined ground pork with my ground beef. I have also used ground turkey and chicken along with the ground beef in the past. The pork helps grab on to the seasonings better which helps with the flavor.
Breadcrumbs are a staple in my house, they can be used in many recipes as a binding agent. The breadcrumbs I used were the plain kind, they helped the eggs bind everything together better.
Making sure to break up the two eggs before putting them in with the meat, helps with mixing.
The little secret is that I use Worcestershire sauce. Now I don’t use much of this because it can be a pretty impactful sauce. But if used sparingly it helps bring out a savory flavor in the beef.
Let’s roll with it
After I have everything mixed up I use my small scoop to make the meatballs all the same size. Putting them in a prepped baking pan. Once all the meatballs are formed I covered my pan with foil then they were placed in a 350-Degree oven for 1 hour.
Once these are baked you can do many things with them. Spaghetti is a good one, meatball subs: my family adores, you can use them for freezer meals.
Smother these meatballs in my easy to make Marinara Sauce.
Hope you enjoy~Jen
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- 1/2 Pound Ground Beef
- 1/2 Pound Ground Pork
- 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
- 2 Eggs Broken up
- 1/2 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon Parsley Flakes You can always use fresh
- 1/2 Med. Size Onion Finely Chopped
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
Preheat oven to 350- Degrees,
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl,
Mix all ingredients until combined,
Form the meatballs to preferred size.
Place in a prepared baking pan,
Once all meatballs are formed cover the pan with foil,
Place in oven for 1 hour