Easy and Delicious Meatballs

Karlie's Kitchen
by Karlie's Kitchen
5 Dozen
30 min

Nothing beats a reaaaalllly good meatball. They are tasty, juicy and full of flavour!

I also love meatballs because they are so versatile. Often times, I will make a huge batch, use some and freeze the rest to use later in a variety of ways! They keep well in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months in the freezer. All you need to do it take them out of your freezer and let thaw in the fridge overnight until thawed. So easy!

This recipe is all about how to make the tastiest meatballs PLUS 2 different ways my family likes to enjoy them. Hope one of these ideas works for you!

BBQ Meatball Pizza Pockets

(see recipe below!)

Zoodles and Meatballs

(see recipe below!)

Easy and Delicious Meatballs
Recipe details
  • 5  Dozen
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 3 lbs lean ground beef (or sub in 1/2 ground pork if you'd like!)
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp each; garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp each; salt, pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 425. Prepare 2 large baking trays lined with tin foil. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add beef, eggs, warm water and bread crumbs. Use your hands to mix ingredients until fully incorporated.
To the meat mixture, add in seasonings, onion, parsley and cheese. Mix again to just combined.
Use an ice cream scoop to portion out meatballs. Scoop out mixture and roll to form golf ball sized shape. Roll between your palms until ball begins to form. Place on prepared baking tray, leaving a bit of room in between.
Bake meatballs for 13-15 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Allow to cool before covering and placing in the fridge or freezing for later.
  • How to Use:
  • BBQ Meatball Pizza Pockets
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Using a roll of premade pizza dough, cut out 6 even squares of dough.
  • Spread spoonful of BBQ sauce on prepared dough and sprinkle on a pinch of cheese.
  • Slice 6 meatballs in half and place them side by side on top of the sauce and cheese. Lift each corner of the dough and wrap tightly like you are wrapping a present! Turn over and place flat side up on a baking sheet.
  • Lightly beat an egg and brush on top of each pizza pocket.
  • Place tray in the oven and bake until golden brown and heated through, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Add in 1 dozen meatballs to a sauce pan.
  • Add in your favourite jar of pasta sauce.
  • Bring to simmer over medium low heat and heat through.
  • Toss together with your favourite noodles or try zoodles as pictured above!