This is my grandmother's recipe for meatballs. It's very quick and easy, and they come out very tasty. They can be served with spaghetti, or as meatball subs, or any way you'd like to serve meatballs.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, black pepper, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl; form into small balls. Arrange balls on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Flip meatballs and continue baking until cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 7.4g 15% DV; carbohydrates 3.5g 1% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 39mg 13% DV; sodium 73.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2015
I made this for a dinner party I was hosting that night. It was super easy and had great results. Everyone at the party loved them! The few changes I made were: 1. Instead of using nutmeg I used a combination of garlic powder and oregano. I added a lot more oregano than garlic powder but that was the effect I was going for. 2. Also I did not measure out the amount of breadcrumbs instead I just used two pieces of bread-worth 3. I didn't have any onions on hand so I used one shallot instead. I also could not find my grater so I used a blender. All in all this recipe was quite delicious and I look forward to making it again sometime soon. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2015
These were just ok. No added garlic and lots of salt and pepper. They were still bland. 1/2 cup of bread crumbs would not hold my ground beef together. It took nearly a cup of bread crumbs to keep mine on a ball shape rather than a pancake shape. Bake time is spot on though. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2015
These were just ok. No added garlic and lots of salt and pepper. They were still bland. 1/2 cup of bread crumbs would not hold my ground beef together. It took nearly a cup of bread crumbs to keep mine on a ball shape rather than a pancake shape. Bake time is spot on though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2015
I made this for a dinner party I was hosting that night. It was super easy and had great results. Everyone at the party loved them! The few changes I made were: 1. Instead of using nutmeg I used a combination of garlic powder and oregano. I added a lot more oregano than garlic powder but that was the effect I was going for. 2. Also I did not measure out the amount of breadcrumbs instead I just used two pieces of bread-worth 3. I didn't have any onions on hand so I used one shallot instead. I also could not find my grater so I used a blender. All in all this recipe was quite delicious and I look forward to making it again sometime soon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2020
Delicious meatballs. I use garlic salt instead straight salt. Read More
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