The perfect addition to any tomato sauce.

Bren

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
25 meatballs
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Toss bread crumbs, Romano cheese, garlic, parsley, black pepper, red pepper, and egg together in a bowl; mix in beef gently with your hands. Form beef mixture into meatballs roughly 1 1/4 inches in diameter; place on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; turn meatballs and bake until no longer pink at the center, about 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 21.8g; carbohydrates 3.6g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 102.6mg; sodium 226.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
I’ve made this twice and both times have turned out amazing! My husband and children loves these soo much! They just melt in your mouth! I used aluminum foil on my pan so no messy pan to wash. Pecorino Romano cheese is a must! I had some leftover from another recipe from here and glad I tried this meatball recipe. I will never buy frozen meatballs ever again! This deserves more than 5 stars! Thank you for sharing such a simple but amazingly tasty recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2018
We are used to a more firm meatball so my family wasn t sold on the texture but the flavour was very good. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
I’ve made this twice and both times have turned out amazing! My husband and children loves these soo much! They just melt in your mouth! I used aluminum foil on my pan so no messy pan to wash. Pecorino Romano cheese is a must! I had some leftover from another recipe from here and glad I tried this meatball recipe. I will never buy frozen meatballs ever again! This deserves more than 5 stars! Thank you for sharing such a simple but amazingly tasty recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2017
Made these with the ingredients as written. Cooked at a higher temp. (400 for 15 mins) They turned out wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2017
This is very goo beef only only meatball. I followed the recipe except I used Romano in place of Pecorino Romano. Everyone enjoyed them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2020
My Go to recipe for Italian meatballs. Made it several times with consistent results. Generally I add some Tuscan seasoning in place of parsley and 1/2 t. Fennel seed. Delightful meatballs and very simple recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2018
We are used to a more firm meatball so my family wasn t sold on the texture but the flavour was very good. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2016
Really loved these...I would just add salt to taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2018
These meatballs were very tasty and easy to make. Everyone liked them. I didn't have romano cheese though so I used parmesan and I added some italian seasoning. I found that some of them fell apart easily. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2017
I made these exactly by the recipe. The only change I made was to add a teaspoon of salt. I baked them for 20 minutes until they were 160 degrees internally. Then I added them to my tomato sauce while the pasta cooked about 11 minutes. Delicious and very easy to make. My husband really enjoyed these meatballs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2018
I doubled the ground beef but kept all the other ingredients the same as we like a beefier and more firm meatball. I put them in my tomato sauce raw and simmered for an hour. A hit with my family very flavourful. #AllrecipesAllstarsCanada #RecipeDetective Read More
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