Beef Meatballs

Beef Meatballs are a staple recipe that everyone should have. Within 30 minutes you will have the most delicious and juicy meatballs that are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

They are perfect to eat as a main course or to bring as an appetizer for parties. Bake them in the oven and enjoy as is or simmer them in marinara sauce and serve with pasta. They are also great for creating meatballs subs all you need are buns and mozzarella!

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How To Make Beef Meatballs

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until cooked through.

Meatball Ingredients

Beef: Lean beef is used in this recipe but any type will work. You can even do half pork, half beef if desired.

Breadcrumbs: Seasoned breadcrumbs are the best for this recipe but plain crumbs or even panko can be used instead.

Parmesan Cheese: Freshly grated cheese produces the best results but powdered cheese also works just as well.

Seasoning: Garlic powder, parsley, salt, and pepper are the seasoning staples used. Italian seasoning or steak seasoning are also great alternatives to try.

Perfect Beef Meatball Tips

  • Use seasoned breadcrumbs for an extra boost of flavor.
  • Onions can be sautéed and cooled before being added to the mix if the flavor of raw onions is too strong for you.
  • Make sure meatballs are rolled to the same size so they cook evenly.

Storage Instructions

Meatballs can be stored in an air tight container for up to five days in the refrigerator. They also freeze well and can be stored in the freezer for up to a month.

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Beef Meatballs

Moist and juicy beef meatballs are ready to serve in under 30 minutes!
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Meatballs
Servings: 24 Meatballs
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion finely minced
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper each


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  • Roll into 1-inch balls and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes.

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