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homemade meatballs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jana Dobson
Springfield, MO

I really did not measure the amount of fresh bread crumbs, so the amount listed is a guess. I used 5 pieces of bread. Put them on a cookie sheet in a 300 degree oven for about 30 minutes, then put in food processor.

(1 rating)
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homemade meatballs

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2
  • 1/2-3/4 c
  • 1-2 c
    bread crumbs, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • salt and pepper
  • dash
    onion powder (because my kids pick out the onions)

How To Make homemade meatballs

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray large baking dish with Pam or other spray coating. Mix all ingredients well. I did this by hand, but I'm sure dough hooks would work fine. Shape into walnut sized (1 inch) balls or larger if serving as a main dish (Spaghetti).
  • 2
    Sauce(s): My husband and daughter both prefer a brown gravy with their meatballs, served over buttered noodles. I usually use a packaged brown gravy mix. Personally, I prefer the BBQ sauce, and they are just as yummy with the buttered noodles. BBQ Sauce - 1 can crushed tomatoes 1/2 c. vinegar 1/2 - 1 c. brown sugar (depending how sweet you like it Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to boil. If everyone likes this sauce it is especially good to pour over cooked meatballs and let simmer in a slow cooker. Serve with