This simple recipe for delicious homemade Easy Meatballs can be flavored any way you like, or just make them plain. There isn't a lot of seasoning in this recipe, for good reason: that way, the meatballs can be used in any recipe. If you prefer a bit more flavor, add some dried herbs: basil, oregano, thyme and/or marjoram are all good choices.
- 1 pound lean ground beef/pork
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl combine the egg, water, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper and combine. Add the meat (broken into chunks), and mix gently but thoroughly with your hands to combine.
- Form this mixture into meatballs about 1" in diameter and place on a broiler pan or a pan with sides topped with a wire rack.
- Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes until meatballs register 165°F on a meat thermometer. Cool and store in the fridge up to 3 days, use in recipes right away, or freeze as directed above.
Suggestion: Serve with pasta and sauce, as pictured! YUM!
Recipe and photo credit: https://www.thespruce.com/easy-meatballs-480711