The Best Damn Meatball Recipe

On Sundays we make our Best Damn Meatball Recipe. Or when things get a little rough I start chopping and dicing. There isn’t much more that can feed the soul like a big pot of meatballs to bring everyone together. Although there are measurements with this recipe, through them out the window. Add in more of what you love. Classic and chunky, flavorful and meant to be shared. The most important ingredient in these meatballs in love. Seriously.

For a great slow cooker alternative, place the meatballs into your slow cooker after browning. Cook in the sauce on low for 3-4 hours.

The Best Damn Meatball Recipe
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 1lb Ground Beef
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 jar of homemade or store bought tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  1. In a large mixing bowl place all ingredients in together, except for the tomato sauce.
  2. Mix through using your hands until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Knead together until consistent.
  3. Using your hands, form meatballs and place on a dish one by one until you have used all the mixture.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add 1 Tablespoon of EVOO.
  5. When the pan is hot, gently add in the meatballs.
  6. Brown on each side using tongs to rotate meatballs.
  7. In a large pot heat sauce to a simmer.
  8. Add browned meatballs.
  9. Cover and let simmer for 45 -60 mins.
  10. Meatballs should be cooked through while creating a deep flavorful simmered sauce.
  11. Serve over your favorite pasta.
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