This quick and easy Basic Beef Meatballs Recipe uses ground beef and sirloin and delicious spices. Perfect for appetizers and main dishes.
An Italian Favorite: Basic Beef Meatballs Recipe
Every homemaker should have an Italian meatball recipe like my Basic Beef Meatballs to fall back on for simple and easy weeknight meals. And this one tops it all.
However, in the past, if you were to ask me, I’d say I’d choose store-bought frozen meatballs for easy meal prep over homemade ones. But not anymore.
I found that I could just as easily whip up delicious family-pleasing meatballs that taste better and are more versatile for my daily and entertaining needs.
I’ve tried other recipes, some that used bread, breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, etc. but none came out the way I wanted it to.
You might wonder why I use both ground chuck and ground sirloin. The reason is that meatballs need a bit of fat and richness. That’s what these two choice meats provide.
And, for this recipe, I decided to go back to the basics using a simple spice. And, to be honest, I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of this sooner!
So with each bite, you’ll notice that the meatballs aren’t dried out but remarkably moist and beefy and full of flavor.
Also, what’s great about this recipe is that you can easily make up a couple of batches, bake and freeze them.
So when you need a quick meal or appetizer, simply pull the meatballs out of the freezer, thaw or place them in the sauce of your choice and whola! you’ve got a delicious dinner without any muss or fuss.
And, because they’ve already been fully cooked, there’s no worry about having to heat them more than you need to.
These meatballs are perfect for:
Plus, each batch makes approximately three dozen meatballs. Perfect for any hungry crowd!
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Basic Beef Meatballs
Every homemaker should have an Italian meatball recipe like my Basic Beef Meatballs to fall back on for simple and easy weeknight meals. And this one tops it all. This is my go-to recipe for anything that requires meatballs. Make a batch or two up, freeze and use as needed for quick prep meals.
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1 pound ground sirloin
- 1/2 tsp celery powder
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, add all the ingredients together. Mix well by hand or with a spoon.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out meat and roll into the shape of meatballs.
Place your meatballs on a sided cookie sheet, leaving approximately an inch between each meatball.
Put in oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and let cool.
Serve immediately in your favorite sauce or freeze to use later.