Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Amazing Homemade Meatballs

I've been searching for a good meatball recipe, and I recently came across Anne Burrell's recipe which was titled "Excellent Meatballs."  I figured, how can you go wrong with something that has "excellent" in the title?  So I figured I'd give it a try...and they came out awesome!  Of course I made some modifications to fit what I had on hand, so enjoy this recipe for classic homemade meatballs!


Extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves chopped garlic (I cheated with pre-chopped)
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Meatloaf mix (between 1 and 2 pounds)
2 large eggs
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup water
Marinara or tomato sauce
Spaghetti or fettuccine
 You can also use individual products of ground beef, pork, and veal! (1/2 pound each approx.)


 Coat a large skillet with olive oil and saute onions for about 5-7 minutes until soft.  Season with salt.

 Add in garlic and crushed red pepper and saute for another 2 minutes.  Once finished, turn off heat and allow onions/garlic to cool.
 Mix together meat, parmesan, bread crumbs, and eggs.  Squish together with your hands until well combined.  Add in onion mixture once it is cooled and season with salt.  
 Form meatballs (any size) and preheat oven to 350.  Coat a skillet with olive oil and brown meatballs on all sides.  The meatballs may flatten a bit, but that's okay...they are still delicious!  Once all sides are slightly browned (as pictured above), place the meatballs on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until cooked through (you may need to cut into one just to make sure!).

 Post-oven meatballs...ready for some sauce!
 Let the meatballs simmer in the sauce of your choice for at least 10 minutes so they can heat up and soak up the saucy flavor.  When ready, serve over your favorite pasta.

Topped with parmesan cheese and ready to eat.  Delicious!



  1. this looks great , will make this thanks!

    1. Thank you! They really were awesome...the whole family loved them! Hope you do too :)

  2. Wonderful! This recipe seems good, i will try this one out.

    1. It's definitely a good one! Let me know how they turn out if you try it!

    2. I will, and i will stay tuned for your future posts. :)


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