Meatballs Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen meatballs 1x


Homemade meatballs recipe made with ground beef, bread crumbs, and just a few other simple ingredients that come together to make one delicious, flavor-filled meatball.



  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper (to make clean up easier).
  • Combine all the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and stir well to combine. It works well to use your hands to do the combining if you don’t mind a bit of a mess.
  • Make balls out of the meat (slightly smaller than a golf ball, about 2 large tablespoons of meat) and roll them around in your hand to shape them or use a large cookie scoop to scoop the meat into balls.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium to medium high heat. Working in batches, add the meatballs to the skillet so they are close together but not touching.
  • When the meatballs start to brown on the bottom, turn them so that they brown on all sides (4 or 5 turns per meatball). Remove from the skillet and place on your lined baking sheet.
  • Repeat with any remaining meatballs.
  • Place browned meatballs in the hot oven for 20-30 minutes or until the centers are no longer pink and the meat registers 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Serve over noodles with your favorite sauce, add them to a sandwich, or anything else you like to do with meatballs.


  • You can add a 1/2 cup of finely shredded Parmesan to this recipe if you like; it’s delicious.
  • You can make the meatballs ahead of time and keep them in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for much longer.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 24
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71 Fat: 3.4g Cholesterol: 33.9mg Sodium: 146.4mg Carbohydrates: 2.9g Sugars: 4g Protein: 6.7g Vitamin A: 7.9µg Vitamin C: 3mg

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