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easy meatball recipe

Easy Meatball Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Lauren Greutman


  • 1 lb 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 cloves of garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg


  • In a bowl, combine everything except the beef and mix well.
  • Add the beef and blend, trying not to work the meat too much (works best with your hands)
  • Form small balls of the meat and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes (this could be longer or shorter depending on the size of the meatballs).
  • Place the meatballs in the sauce and simmer for at least a half hour.