Homemade Meatballs Recipe

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Homemade Meatballs

Jana Dobson


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.

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45 Min


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


1Preheat 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).
2Sauce(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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy