Basic Meatballs
  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 2 eggs, slighly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  1. In a large bowl whisk together the bread crumbs and the milk.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the onion, eggs, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper and mix well.
  4. Add the ground beef and mix. Don't overwork or your meatballs will be tough.
  5. I use disposable food service cloves and get in there with my hands, they really are the best tool!
  6. Form the mixture into meatballs.
  7. I use a 1 ounce cookie scoop so mine are uniform. It is about 2 tablespoons meat per meatball. This makes a larger meatball so if making as an appetizer use a smaller scoop, about 1 tablespoon meatball mixture.
  8. I like to cook meatballs on a broiler pan. It is less messy and you use less fat to cook them this way. They will brown nicely and the fat will drain away. Line the bottom part of the broiler pan with foil for easy cleanup.
  9. Cook in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes until browned and cooked all the way through.
Recipe by Sunflower Supper Club at