This classic meatball recipe is the go-to for spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs take about 35 minutes to make and you can go ahead and eat them right away or add them to your spaghetti sauce and let them simmer all day. They will enhance the flavor of your sauce and make it worth the wait. These meatballs also freeze well!
Directions for classic meatballs
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, mixing with your hands.
Roll the meatballs in your hands to the size you desire. My kids love really big meatballs so these were about 1 ½ inches in diameter. The larger they are, the longer they take to cook thoroughly. No matter what the size, be sure not to crowd the pan and turn them frequently so they cook evenly and keep their shape.
If you love some spaghetti sauce to go with these meatballs, try this Instant Pot spaghetti sauce.Print
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Meatballs
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
1.5 pounds ground beef
½ cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
1 large egg
½ cup diced onion
2 tablespoons dried parsley
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil for skillet
Using your hands, combine all ingredients except the olive oil in a large mixing bowl.
Shape meatballs in a circle about 1" in diameter.
Heat olive oil on medium.
Add meatballs, being sure not to crowd.
Turn meatballs as they brown, heating through.
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