Homemade Meatballs

Homemade Meatballs

homemade meatball recipe

homemade meatball recipe

Homemade Meatballs

Recipe Type: Entree

Cuisine: Italian

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Total time: 45 mins

Serves: 15 meatballs

I love making homemade meatballs, it's actually quite relaxing! I added some chili and bacon bits to mine so these are packed full of flavor. I also use ground beef and pork in my meatballs as I prefer the texture and flavor it adds. 

Ingredients

  • 200g minced pork
  • 200g minced beef
  • 3 tbsp crispy bacon bits (optional)
  • 1 tsp chili flakes (if you want a spicy meatball)
  • 30g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1 heaped teaspoon fresh oregano / ½ tsp dried
  • 1 heaped tsp fresh thyme chopped / ½ tsp dried
  • 1 heaped tbsp basil chopped (optional)
  • 3 large tbsp parmesan
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt / pepper to season – good pinch of both!

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients for the meatballs
  2. Just get your hands in there and squash it all together, season well
  3. Start rolling out the meatballs with your hands, not too big, about a tablespoon each
  4. Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan, on a medium heat
  5. Gently place the meatballs in the pan and cook them until they are browned all over
  6. Make sure to turn them gently otherwise they could fall apart
  7. Once they are browned, take the meatballs out and either pop them on a tray to continue cooking in the oven
  8. Or pop them into a tomato sauce to finish cooking for another 15- 20 minutes

PS – The meat balls are very handy to make day before and just keep in the fridge! And they’re great for freezing for a rainy day

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