- Prep time
- 10 minutes PT10M
- Cook time
- 30 minutes PT30M
- About 20 meatballs
Make your own meatballs any day of the week with just a few simple ingredients and this delicious recipe.
- 6 slices sourdough bread
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 bunch Italian parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Cut the crust from 3 slices of bread. Dampen the bread with just a bit of water and wring it out. Mix thoroughly with remaining ingredients.
Form mixture into 1-ounce balls about 1½ inches in diameter, then place on a deep sheet pan and roast for 25 minutes.
When cooked, remove meatballs from pan with tongs and serve tossed with your favorite spaghetti and marinara.
Alternately, this recipe makes a delicious meatloaf! Place entire mixture in a 2-pound loaf pan and bake at 325°F for about 45–60 minutes.
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