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Best Meatball Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 947
This super easy meatball recipe is perfect for an appetizer or a main dish. The meatballs consistently come out tender and juicy!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • fresh basil (chopped)


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1 lb ground beef and 1 lb ground pork. Add in the bread crumbs, ricotta cheese, parsley, two beaten eggs, parmesan, milk, and 3 cloves of minced garlic. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. (a food processor can also be used for this step)
  • Once thoroughly mixed, prepare a baking sheet with a drainage rack. Roll meatballs into golfball sized balls. Bake for 25 minutes at 350F.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped basil and enjoy!
Calories: 947kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 947kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 294mg | Sodium: 836mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1876IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 563mg | Iron: 6mg