Lisa's Meatballs

Lisa Foote


Spaghetti and meatballs are a favorite for our Sunday family dinners. These are easy to make and taste much better than the frozen ones! These are baked, not fried so they take a bit longer but are well worth it! I don't use any eggs as a binder, the milk and bread crumbs work just fine. If you prefer, you can add an egg too.

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20 Min
1 Hr


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1 lb
ground beef, lean
1 lb
italian sausage, bulk, spicy
1/4 c
bread crumbs, seasoned
4 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, grated
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning
4 Tbsp
milk, 2%
2 tsp
garlic, fresh minced or powder
onion, minced
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
kosher salt (or regular will work)
1/2 tsp
crushed red peppers (optional)

How to Make Lisa's Meatballs


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9X13 pan well, set aside. Wash your hands- you will be using them as your mixing tool!
  • 2In large bowl combine ground beef and sausage. Mix them together with your fingers, to blend well.
  • 3Add spices and other ingredients and blend them in with your hands to make sure everything is mixed in well.
  • 4Form into small meatballs (I do them about 2 inches). Place in the greased pan. They can touch but don't crowd them too much. Once you have all the meat rolled into balls, add 2 T water to the pan. Salt and pepper the meatballs again. Cover pan tightly with foil.
  • 5Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour. Once done, let them rest for 15-30 minutes. Remove from pan and add to your sauce or serve on the side with pasta!

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About Lisa's Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids

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