- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 1 tbsp parsley
My Grandma used to make spaghetti a lot and our conversation would go a lot like like this:
“What’s for dinner tonight Gram?”
“Spaghetti. (Or pas-getti, depending on how goofy she was that day.)
“With meatballs or meatsauce?”
Her answer would usually determine my mood for the rest of the day because meat sauce is good, but meatballs are freaking awesome. I don’t think I’ve ever heard somebody say they don’t like meatballs. Unless they’re a vegetarian, but even they have meatball substitutes. I also loved it when she was making meatballs because she always let me do the rolling and I loved helping in the kitchen. Didn’t you know rolling the meatballs means you technically MADE the meatballs? Same goes for stirring the gravy. Then the day came when she told me what went into the meatballs and I haven’t looked back, though I have adapted.
The best thing about this easy meatball recipe is that you can sauce it up anyway you like. Simmer in marinara and serve over pasta for delicious spaghetti and meatballs, toss them in sweet n’ sour and serve them with rice, bake them in gravy and serve with mashed potatoes. Meatballs are so versatile.
I went with the classic spaghetti and meatballs because you can never go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs. Except in this case you could, because the spaghetti was gluten free and all the noodles stuck together and I was #notimpressed, but the meatballs saved the dish (obviously.)
Can you see the sticky noodles in the pictures? They were all clumped together. I’m not even sure why I opted for gluten free? I love gluten. I’m a glutton for gluten!
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup minced onion
1 tbsp parsley
In a large bowl combine beef, egg, cheese, breadcrumbs, onions and parsley. Mix thoroughly using hands. Form into meatballs approximately 1″ in diameter and place in a frying pan over medium heat. Pour in your sauce of choice and simmer for 25-30 minutes until meatballs are fully cooked. Serve over spaghetti and enjoy!
At approximately $2.30/serving this meatball recipe is both budget friendly and delicious! Enjoy, and please don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends using the links below!