Baked Meatballs
These homemade meatballs are very juicy and easy to make. They taste great either in a pasta sauce or on their own.
  • CourseAppetizer
  • CuisineItalian
  • 500grams Ground beef
  • 1/2cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1number Eggbeaten
  • 1/2cup Onionfinely chopped
  • 2teaspoons Garlicfinely chopped
  • 3tablespoons Fresh parsley leaveschopped
  • 1/2cup Fine bread crumbs
  • 1/4cup Whole milk
  • 1teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 3/4teaspoon Salt
  • Olive oilto grease the pan
  1. In a bowl mix together the bread crumbs and milk. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl mix all the other ingredients except olive oil for greasing the pan. Add soaked bread crumbs and mix until everything is evenly mixed.
  3. Roll level 2 tablespoons of mixture into balls. Chill the meatballs in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before baking.
  4. Preheat oven at 180°C for 10 minutes. Grease the baking tray with olive oil and place the meatballs about 1 cm apart. Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until browned and cooking through. Turn the meatballs halfway through cooking time to ensure even browning.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. NOTE – Mix all the ingredients until they are just combined. Over mixing makes the meatballs tough and rubbery.
  7. Cooked and cooled meatballs can be frozen for up to a few months.
  8. One cup = 250 ml, one tablespoon = 15 ml, one teaspoon = 5 ml.

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