The flavor of these meatballs is next level. With your oven, you can bake amazing meatballs for your loved ones. You’ll simply roll the meat mixture into small balls, place them on the baking sheet, and bake for about 20 minutes. If you want tender, juicy, and flavorful meatballs, you should choose fatty meat, your meat should be about 80/20 ground beef. Ground turkey – or even ground chicken – can work, but they don’t have as much fat as beef, so the meatballs will be a bit drier. Add your ground beef in a large bowl then add a nice healthy pinch of salt, dried oregano, garlic powder and onion powder, pepper flakes.
For the binder, break in one egg and cheese and the most important part of th meatballs is the breadcrumbs. The more you mix your mixture and the more you roll them into a ball the tougher your meatballs will be. Only mix them as much as you need to combine the ingredients. Go ahead and mix up the mixture very well and then roll them into meatballs and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This will ensure that the meatballs do not stick to the baking sheet and it also makes clean up easier. Once done, let your meatballs chili the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes to give the mixture a chance to set up otherwise you might end up with squishy meatballs.
Bake in a 400F oven until cooked through, about 20-24 minutes. The meatballs should all be evenly cooked and nicely browned on the outside. Once done serve your meatballs with spaghetti sauce or they can be topped on noodles, tossed with honey garlic sauce and served as an appetizer.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
- 3 Tbsp. ketchup
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 Tbsp. parsley
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- Mix together onion, bread crumbs, garlic, egg, cheese, ketchup, salt, pepper and parsley in a large mixing bowl.
- Add in ground beef and mix gently until combined. Do not overwork.
- Form into 1-inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until meatballs are browned and cooked through.