I used to buy a pack of meatballs whenever I wanted to make spaghetti meatballs but have been a bit disappointed with the pre-made meatballs, I always tend to find some hard piece of cartilage or something hard in the meat. The ground beef is always tender without hard pieces in it, so I decided to buy some ground beef and try my hand at making my own meatballs.
The recipe I used was The Kitchen: How to make meatballs. With this recipe I bought 1kg of mince and doubled up all the ingredients so that I could make a batch to last a few days.
- 1kg Ground beef mince
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup breadcrumbs
- 1 Cup milk
- 1/2 Cup grated cheese (I didn’t have parmesan so I used grated cheese)
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 Tbsp fine salt
- 1 Tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 Cup chopped onion
- 1 Tbsp pureed garlic
- I roasted my meatballs in the oven so for this I preheated the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and lined a baking tray with baking paper (you can cook them without the baking paper but I found it’s easier to cook them this way and decrease the fat content, just scoop up the meatballs when they are ready)
- Add your milk and breadcrumbs in a small bowl, mix them together and put them aside
- In a mixing bowl, pop in the eggs, parsley, salt and pepper and whisk together
- Add the mince to the mixing bowl, followed by the grated cheese, and milk-soaked breadcrumbs
- The recipe said mix it together with your hands but I just mixed everything together with a wooden spoon
- Next, grab handfuls of mince (with clean hands) and mould the meat into a ball (I went for big meatballs the size of cricket balls)
- Line the meatballs up on the baking sheet and pop them in the oven for 30 minutes when the oven is ready
Best served with tomato sauce https://shellsadventures.com/2018/11/22/spaghetti-meatballs-sauce-recipe/ and spaghetti.