Easy Meatball Recipe

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The Best Easy Meatball Recipe

This easy meatball recipe will save your bacon on those nights when it gets to be 3:00 pm and you’re wondering what you’re going to make for dinner.  That’s because you will have bought ground beef when it was on sale.  Then you will have used some of the ground beef for this easy meatball recipe and now you have them in the freezer all ready to pop into spaghetti sauce and set to simmering!  It’s easy to double or triple this recipe and eat some now and put some in the freezer.

You can quickly dress up jarred spaghetti sauce with this easy meatball recipe.  Put the meatballs and the sauce in a pan and simmer until the flavors have combined.  Serve over your preferred type of pasta.  We love angel hair pasta at our house but of course you can use whatever kind your family likes. 

Spaghetti is a favorite here so it is usually in the meal plan rotation.  They say that variety is the spice of life so why not vary things a bit and add this easy meatball recipe to your repertoire?  It’s much better than plain spaghetti sauce.

Ingredients for this Easy Meatball Recipe

1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar

How to Prepare this Easy Meatball Recipe

1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Mix all the ingredients together
3. Form the meat into 1-inch balls.
4. Add a little oil to a baking sheet
5. Arrange meatballs on baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until done

Onion and green pepper chopped fine and added to the sauce also add a lot of flavor.  If you like chunky sauce you can chop them less fine.  Or if someone objects you can puree these vegetables and add them and no one will be the wiser.

With the economy being what it is these days many people need to keep close watch on their food budget.  This is one of the few places in the family budget that usually has room for cuts.  Ground beef is one of the cheaper cuts of meat so I like to have several tried and true recipes ready to go that use ground beef. 

This easy meatball recipe is one of them.  Watch for sales on hamburger and stock up when it’s cheap.  Never pay top price.  And yes, watch for your favorite brand of jarred spaghetti sauce to go on sale and then stock up on that too.



This easy meatball recipe doesn’t have to go in spaghetti sauce. It can also be served with mashed potatoes and topped with brown gravy or alfredo sauce.

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