Homemade Meatballs | Indianapolis Food Blogger 9

Meatballs, the great Amer, I mean Ital.. I mean.. Well look, a lotta folks make them.

I’m gonna share my tried and true recipe.
This recipe has stuck by my side for several years now and I think it’s just perfect.
If you don’t eat beef, make them with ground turkey.

This is the start of a meal builder recipe. My next post will be a sauce to accompany these meatballs.

The basic ingredients needed are below: Recipe follows.


½ pound ground chuck
½ pound ground pork
¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
½ cup parmesan cheese
¼ cup milk or half & half
1 large egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
½ tablespoon fresh garlic
2 tablespoons butter
Heavy bottomed pot/ Dutch Oven
Cookie Sheet
Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make meatballs, combine ground chuck, ground pork, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt, pepper, garlic parsley and milk in a bowl. Mix until combined.
Form into 2 inch meatballs. Place on a plate and set aside.
In a heavy dutch oven or pot, heat 2 tablespoons of butter, when butter is hot and melted, add meatballs and brown on each sides about 2 and 1/2
minutes a side. After browning on each side, remove from pot.
Place meatballs onto lightly sprayed cooked sheet.
Place in preheated oven and allow to cook for 7-10 minutes for further browning and crisping.
Inside should reach 160-170 degrees for well done meatballs.
Remove from oven and serve as is or toss in a bbq sauce for a great appetizer.

Images of the meatball party below! Thanks for reading!

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That’s egg, bread crumb, parsley, Parmesan cheese, milk, salt, pepper. Simple. stuff. Meatballs_6Meatballs_5Yes, I roll them myself. Don’t be scared!Meatballs_4Meatballs_3Meatballs_2Yep, that’s steam!Meatballs_1Meatballs_8

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