Homemade Meatballs

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Things I love in life: Selma, my bike, and meatballs.

There’s really nothing more satisfying than a large ball of meat. We were expecting company this past weekend so we decided to make something new for them to try. I have also been secretly craving meatballs for awhile now so I’m glad we finally pulled the trigger on this recipe.

  • 1.5 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 large onion, 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Marinara or your favorite sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Sweet baby rays

Note: we doubled this recipe because we are meat loving animals.

Making meatballs is a fairly straightforward process that’s difficult to mess up. All it entails is combining the ingredients and rolling them into ball form.


First, you start out by layering all of the ingredients one by one.


Next, you want to gently fold everything together with your hands paying careful attention not to overwork the meat.


Then, roll your meat into whatever size balls you prefer and place on a baking sheet. Some like their balls bigger than others. We don’t judge. Place in the oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a nice crust has formed.


Check out my balls!


Finally, place the meatballs in a pot of your favorite sauce and allow them to simmer for at least 30 minutes.


Serve over pasta or on a fresh baked roll.



These would also work as an awesome portable food option while riding. Just individually wrap a few in saran wrap and throw them in your back pocket. Everyone will be jealous of your balls.

And with that, thanks for reading!

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