I think meatballs are one of those things that you just kind of whip up without thought. It’s one of those things that you just throw in whatever you have. I remember the first time I attempted meatballs and I turned to a cookbook, called my mom, and I didn’t know what I was doing. The only thing I remembered about making meatballs with my mom when I was young was squishing the meat in between my fingers before forming it into balls. I liked the texture:)
If you haven’t made meatballs before, just know that the ingredients are VERY flexible. I didn’t measure when I made these, so they’re estimates, but pretty close. This is a base recipe for some meatballs that turned out delicious, but feel free to substitute my ingredients for something else to get a different flavor.
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put everything in a bowl and mix it together. The best way to mix it is to squish it combined with your hands. Form into balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve over spaghetti and red sauce. I used THIS pizza sauce and it was sweet and yummy.