Thursday, March 8, 2012

Homemade Meatballs

A big thank you to Brandi over at Silver Pencils for this recipe for homemade meatballs!  After seeing this on her blog and knew that I wanted to give it a shot.

-1 lb Ground Beef (I used ground sirloin)
-1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
-1 Egg
-1.5 teaspoon Basil
-1.5 teaspoon Parsley
-1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
-1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
-1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper
-3/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs (1/4 cup to mix into meatball, 1/2 cup to roll meatballs in)

In a bowl mix together the beef, cheese, egg, basil, parsley, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes and 1/4 cup of the Panko bread crumbs.  Once the meatball mixture was created, I molded into little sections and placed on wax paper.

You'll notice that they vary in sizes, which was not done on purpose.  I was trying to eye ball the 1.5 ounce portions that are suggested, but then realized that I had more than the 24 that could bake at one time in my mini muffin tin.  I didn't want to do two sets, so I started to combine them to get down to 24.

After you have portioned out all of the meatballs, it's time to roll them in the bowl containing the other 1/2 cup of Panko crumbs and place them into a mini muffin pan.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  I always fear that my parents older stove cooks differently than the stove we had in our apartment, so be sure to check the inside of the meatballs before serving.

I opted to make meatball subs with toasted wheat rolls, some heated marinara sauce and topping with Parmesan cheese.  

These meatballs were very easy to make and taste so good!  I will definitely be making these again, possibly for our next pasta night. 


  1. I love homemade meatballs! So incredibly tasty - especially on sandwiches! :)

  2. i love this idea of baking them in the muffin tin--it's absolutely genius.

  3. Baking them in the muffin tin is a great idea! I've always just made them on a cookie sheet and sometimes they roll around when I'm trying to get them in the oven. :-)

  4. Love that you made yours into meatball sandwiches! Such a great idea! Now I'm stealing your idea lol

  5. That looks so yummy! I love me a meatball sub. Mmmm.

  6. Those look delicious and really easy to make! I gotta try them!

  7. I must try this! You always post the best recipes!

  8. I'm obsessed with meatballs these days! Those look similar to the ones I made for my meatball sub casserole and they are delish!

  9. These look so yummy! Can't wait to try the recipe!

  10. I made these today and they were delicious! The only thing I added was more/crushed garlic :)