Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Best Homemade Meatballs Recipe!

What you'll need

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup fine or panko bread crumbs

How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat 2 large, rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until well incorporated. Try not to overmix.
  3. Pinch off a teaspoon or so of the meat mixture and gently roll it into a 1-inch ball. Repeat, arranging the balls 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheets. Bake the meatballs until lightly browned and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.

    Eat 'em right away: Toss warm meatballs with your favorite barbecue sauce and serve them on toasted sandwich rolls with a side of coleslaw.

    Freeze 'em for later: Arrange cooled meatballs evenly spaced on a baking sheet and freeze them for 20 minutes. Transfer them to ziplock freezer bags and store them for up to three months.


  1. I've made something similar to these before and they were soo good. Gotta try this recipe out.

    1. Shredded cheddar cheese rolled in with green onions and red pepper. You have your salt and pepper added in. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese when it's all rolled and voila! :)

  2. And I just used hamburger meat... not all three.