This is the best meatballs you would ever try! Honestly, it simple, juicy, tasty and very easy to make. The ingredients are very accessible and most of what you have in your pantry.
I used ground beef but you can use turkey or a mixture of any of these; ground beef, ground turkey, veal or chicken. When you’re making this recipe make sure you don’t allow the meatballs dry out and this will help you make the best meatballs.
I made the sauce from scrtach but you can use a store-bought if you don’t want to make the sauce yourself. This recipe could be freeze for later use or eat as it is if you don’t want to add them in the sauce.
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- 1 pound Ground beef
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tablespoon Powder onion
- 1 Clove Garlic (minced)
- 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
- 1 Small onion diced (optional)
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
- Olive oil (or your choice)
- Bouillon seasoning (Maggi); Optional
- Parsley leaves
- crushed Pepper (optional)
- Salt for seasoning
- Sauce Recipe;
- Olive oil
- 1 can Crushed/Diced Tomatoes (or more depending how much sauce you want)
- 1 small Onion (diced)
- 1 Teaspoon Ginger
- 1 Clove Garlic (chopped)
- Crushed Pepper Flakes
- Bouillon seasoning (Maggi; optional)
- Onion Powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
If you're using onion start from the first instruction, if you're not using onions, skip the first instruction and start from the following step. Sautee the onion; heat oil in a pan over medium heat then add the chopped onions, season with salt (this helps release the moisture) and allow to cook don't let it burn.
Put all the meatballs ingredients in a bowl except the olive oil (this is for sauteeing the chopped onion) and mix all together, including the "sauteed onion" (if you're using) and mix. Form the mixture into small balls (try as much as possible to be the same size) and place them on a plate.
∗If you're using an oven preheat the oven to 350 degrees F before forming the meatballs, and once you're done put the meatballs on a lined baking sheet then cook until golden brown
If you're cooking on a stovetop; place a skillet/pan on medium-high heat and coat it with oil and add the meatballs and cook until they are brown on all sides. Remove and place on a plate.
You can eat them immediately as it is or it can be frozen for later use. You can also add them into a pot of sauce.
In the same pan used for the browning of the meatballs, add onions and season, let it soft then add garlic for a few minutes. Add all the other ingredients, then season and cook until the content is reduced. Add the meatballs and stir, check the season and re-adjust if necessary and reduce the heat, stir occasionally and let it cook down.
Serve with spaghetti/pasta or rice... Enjoy! Shave some cheese over it if desired.
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This recipe was first published in October but the pictures are updated today.
4 thoughts on “Best Meatballs”
This is oyibo in Nigeria. i love it. great
Must try this😋