Wednesday, November 12, 2008

#33_How to Make Meatballs

No-fuss-no-mess Meat balls
Eliminate the greasy part of making meatballs by baking them in the oven
instead of browning them in oil.

Really easy to do, just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together

To make uniform size meatballs, pat the mixture into a one-inch thick rectangle. Cut the rectangle into 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch squares. Gently roll each square into balls.

Arrange meatballs in an aluminum-lined sheet pan for easy clean up

Here's the ingredients:
2 lbs. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
1 cup bread crumbs or oatmeal (see notes)
1 medium onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs, slightly beaten
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. Mrs Dash
Mix all ingredients together, form into balls and onto a baking sheet; bake it in a pre-heated 350 degrees oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

NOTES from MaMely:
1. You can make different dishes using meatballs such as, Swedish Meatball Casserole, Spaghetti with Meatballs, Meatballs with Cream Sauce, Sweet and Sour Meatballs or Meatball Sandwiches, to name a few. I will post some of these recipes when I make them in the near future.
2. Instead of bread crumbs, I use saltine crackers or oatmeal or both. I put them in a food processor and grind them. I also put the onion and garlic together in food processor to finely chop them.


  1. Hi MaMely
    Thank you for this tip in making meatballs in uniform size. I never thought about it. Anyway here's one of the things I do with meatballs. Instead of beef or pork I use chicken mince and fry or baked in the oven. To serve this as an entree' I put toothpicks on the meatballs individually and serve with sweet chilli sauce or tomato sauce. It's yummy!!!

  2. Hi jaram, thank you again for your visit and thanks for your input about different ways to serve meatballs. Unfortunately,we don't have minced chicken here in the US but we have ground turkey.I had made meatballs in bbq sauce in the crockpot,this is great in the summer season.