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Making mouth-watering, homemade meatballs is NOT a daunting task with this quick, 6 ingredient recipe and simple ingredient list. Just a few fresh add-ins turn a boring meal idea into something amazing! Add these to marinara, put on a sub, pair with roasted veggies or serve as is as an appetizer. #MakeHealthyEasy | www.JennaBraddock.com #recipe #Italian #simplesupper #beef
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6 Ingredient Meatballs

Making mouth-watering, homemade meatballs is NOT a daunting task with this quick, 6 ingredient recipe and simple ingredient list. Just a few fresh add-ins turn a boring meal idea into something amazing! Add these to marinara, put on a sub, pair with roasted veggies or serve as is as an appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Jenna Braddock, RD

Ingredients

  • 0.8 - 1 lb lean ground beef (95% lean meat/5% fat)
  • 1 small yellow onion grated
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley minced
  • 1 egg
  • cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients in to a mixing bowl. Using your hands, gently combine ingredients until well incorporated.
  • Form meat in to balls, 1" in diameter by gently rolling between your hands. Place on baking sheet, leaving at least 1" between each one.
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and serve or add to marinara.

Notes

You can add cooked meatballs to a marinara sauce and let simmer in the sauce for an extended period of time.
1 tablespoon of dried parsley can be substituted for the fresh parsley. Rub dried parsley between your fingers as you add it to the raw meat to help activate the flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 245mg | Sugar: 2g