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Homemade Meatballs Recipe
Homemade Meatballs Recipe

I love meatballs because they are a filling appetizer or side dish with any meal. I don’t like meatballs because they can be finicky. Thus, I have always been on the lookout for THE BEST easy homemade meatballs recipe. So if you have a stand mixer and are like me (or if you love meatballs) this is so easy to throw it all in a bowl and set it to mix! Ta-da! The BEST easy homemade meatballs recipe…because you don’t have to mix it with your hands, all you have to do is roll them after it’s mixed!

How to Make Homemade Meatballs

  • Put all ingredients in large bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Preheat a large skillet.
  • Take a small amount, about the size of a ping pong ball and roll into a ball and put into the pan. Roll the remaining into meatballs and place in pan.
  • Cook  until they are well browned on all sides about 15 minutes. Once cooked make sure they have no pink remaining and are cooked through.
  • Use in your current recipe or freeze them later.

The Best Easy Homemade Meatball Recipe

Can I double this recipe?

If you want to meal prep, I would double this recipe and make a good 6 dozen for your freezer! You can even triple it if you want!

How to Freeze Meatballs

I usually freeze these meatballs for when I need a quick supper. They are so easy to freeze on a cookie sheet and then throw in a large Ziploc bag for later. I’ll pick my favourite sauce and throw these in to simmer!

  • Place the formed meatballs onto a baking sheet and flash freeze them. This can take a couple of hours. You have to make sure they are frozen well so that they don’t stick together!
  • When the meatballs are completely frozen, transfer them to a large sealing freezer bag and keep frozen for 3-4 months.

How To Cook The Meatballs From Frozen

There is nothing like a make-ahead meatball recipe to save you precious time during the week. This recipe makes about 60 meatballs, which means that not only is this recipe an easy homemade meatball recipe, it’s a recipe that will feed your family 2 or three times from your freezer! I say two or three times because if you made 30, you also just made lunches for the next day. BOOM. Easy meatballs recipe…for lunches..for the win.

  • To cook them from frozen, simply use them in your recipe as it calls for. Since you already cooked the meatballs they are ready to go!
  • Make sure that the meatballs are heated and cooked to 165 °F for safety.

The Best Easy Homemade Meatball Recipe

Now, you will notice that I don’t have any sauces in this recipe and that’s because I just want you to have this easy homemade meatballs recipe as your base recipe. This is THE ONE. I do have a lot of saucy meatball recipes, check the following out!

More Delicious Meatball Recipes

Happy cooking guys!

Karlynn

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The Best Easy Homemade Meatballs Recipe

How to make delicious homemade meatballs in a big batch that you can then freeze and use for meals later on!

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
36
Calories
83
Author
Karlynn Johnston
Keywords
homemade meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1/2 cup powdered parmesan
  • 3 tbsp dried parsley
  • 4 whole fresh garlic cloves - pressed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. If you have a stand mixer to use it makes this recipe so much easier. If not use a large bowl.
  2. Put all ingredients in large bowl. If using a mixer, use the paddle attachment. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Get large frying pan and put in about 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in the bottom. Set to medium heat.
  4. Once the meat is well mixed take small amount, about the size of a ping pong ball and roll into a ball and put into the pan. Roll the remaining into meatballs and place in pan.
  5. When cooking them, I prefer to fully cook them until they are well browned on all sides about 15 minutes.
  6. Once cooked make sure they have no pink remaining and are cooked through.
  7. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper. Place all the cooked meatballs on the baking sheet and place in the freezer for minimum 6 hours.
  8. Once frozen, remove the meatballs from the pans and place in ziploc bags in whatever quantity that will suit your family meals.

Recipe Notes

The amount of meatballs this makes will vary depending on the size you make 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 126mg, Potassium: 83mg, Vitamin A: 0.8%, Vitamin C: 0.3%, Calcium: 2.7%, Iron: 3.9%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Anne says

    What is the serving size? Is it 83 calories for one meatball? I use a cookie scooper to make mine, which makes a standard size meatball.

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