Recipe: Easy Homemade Meatballs

by Kelsey

The other night my roommate and I hosted two Japanese exchange students and to save some money for all of us, we decided to cook them the tastiest (and easiest) American food we could think of: spaghetti and homemade meatballs.

Homemade Meatballs

As I boiled the pasta ($0.99/lb from Trader Joe’s) and heated the sauce ($1.99), my roommate confidently took the meatball reigns:

Homemade Meatballs (Recipe by my roommate, Jillian)

2 lbs of ground beef (or ground turkey)
5-6 slices of stale or toasted bread
3-4 eggs
1/2 white onion, chopped finely
Meat seasoning
Salt and pepper (optional)

1. Break the bread into small pieces.
2. Combine bread, onions, ground meat and eggs, “smoosh” (see: mix) together in a large bowl.
3. Add meat seasoning to taste (salt and pepper optional).
3. Cook meatballs until cooked through in a large skillet, turning over occasionally. (No oil is needed with ground beef – as Jillian says: “they sizzle deliciously in their own grease.”)
4. Top freshly cooked pasta with choice of sauce, serve with meatballs!

Homemade Meatballs2

Hint: this recipe can also be used for meatloaf!

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1 comment

Anonymous March 18, 2009 - 9:44 pm

Yummeh meatballs.


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