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SIMPLE Basic Meatball Recipe

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  • Author: simplepartyfood
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18-20 Large or 48 Cocktail Meatballs 1x


  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Lb. Ground Pork (or Turkey)
  • 1 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¾1 Cup Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, pressed
  • ½ Cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Italian herbs, finely chopped (oregano, basil, and/or parsley)
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground beef and pork until well combined
  4. Add all other ingredients and mix until well combined, but don’t overmix
  5. Using a cookie dough or ice cream scoop, divide mixture into meatballs, roll in your hands to form a nice ball and place on baking sheet
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on size of meatball, until browned and no pink remains in center
  7. Remove from oven and serve with favorite pasta sauce, or freeze for later use


The cooking time will vary depending on meatball size. Cocktail meatballs can take as little as 15 minutes, while the larger ones can take up to 30 minutes.

Nutritional Disclaimer: The provided nutritional information is an estimate and can vary based on ingredient brands and quantities. For precise details, consult a registered dietitian or use a nutrition calculator.


  • Serving Size: 1 meatball (based on 24 yield)
  • Calories: 70-80
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 120-140 mg
  • Fat: 5-6 gr
  • Saturated Fat: 2-3 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 2-3 gr
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 4-5 gr
  • Cholesterol: 10-15 mg

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