Easy Homemade Meatballs


Recipe Intro From occomestibles

When your breadcrumbs are soaked in milk first, you know that meatball is going to be juicy and delicious! @occomestibles has created some serious meatball deliciousness here.

Adapted slightly from Food & Wine.

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced oregano
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Step 1

    Soak bread crumbs in milk in a small bowl and set aside for at least 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Mix the beef, onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, egg, salt and pepper. Add soaked bread crumbs, together. Using your hands, shape them into balls.

  • Step 3

    Heat butter in a large cast-iron pan over medium high heat. Cook meatballs until browned all over, about 15 minutes. Add marinara or meat sauce.