Did you ever purchase those frozen meatballs at the grocery store? Most of them suck. I haven’t tried every brand out there, but some of the one’s I have are really bad. They lack flavor and they are dry. I gave up buying them a long time ago and now I just make my own. I think the secret is using meatloaf mix ( a combination of ground beef, pork, and veal) instead of just ground beef. These meatballs are so good my daughter asked me to make them the other day, and then said “Oh, yummy!” when she saw her plate. She usually screams “I don’t want THAT!!” at whatever we give her, even if she asked for it an hour before.
1 1/3 pounds meatloaf mix. If you can’t find it use 3/4 pound ground beef 1/3 ground pork and 1/4 pound ground veal
1/3 cup onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven to 350*F
In a large bowl mix together all ingredients. You’re going to have to use your hands, so make sure they are clean! Shape into balls a bit bigger than a golf ball. I came up with 20 meatballs the last time I made them. If you would like them smaller or larger you’ll just have to adjust the bake time. I bake mine for 15-20 minutes. I usually just make them for spaghetti, but they would be great in a meatball sub, or made bite size as an appetizer.