Melissa's Meatballs

Melissa Snow


This is my favorite meatball recipe. So easy to prepare and such great flavor.

★★★★★ 1 vote
Depending on the size


2 lb
ground beef
1 c
panko crumbs
1/2 c
whole milk
1/2 c
beef broth, plus additional
1 c
chopped fresh italian parsley
eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp
dried oregano
1 Tbsp
minced garlic (optional)
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
seasoned pepper
2 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1 pinch
3/4 c
grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Melissa's Meatballs


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
  • 2In a large bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, 1/2 C broth, milk, eggs, parsley, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, basil, red pepper flakes, and nutmeg with a fork or very clean hands.

    Hint: It's easier and faster to use your hands!
  • 3Using 2 spoons shape meat into balls. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Space meatballs on pan so that they are not touching. Cover bottom of pan with additional beef broth.
  • 4Bake for 25 minutes. Transfer meatballs onto paper towels.

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About Melissa's Meatballs

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian