Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I don't remember where I found this recipe - I've made it so often, I've memorized it. The trick to these meatballs is to only plan to use half of them - that's all I ever have left by the time I'm ready to put them in something else. It's the only time I've ever had ground beef melt in my mouth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix really well.
  2. Roll meat into 1" balls- at this point, you can either continue or freeze them for later use, providing your beef wasn't pre-frozen.
  3. Arrange the meatballs on a rack over a foil-lined pan (for easy clean-up).
  4. Bake in a 400ºF oven for about 10 minutes, or until meatballs are browned- you can also freeze them at this point, or use them in other dishes (or just eat them plain).
Most Helpful

I thought they were good and the toddlers ate them. Substituted dried italian herbs at a lower quantity and added onion/garlic powders too. My hubby wanted them a little more brown or crispy but I used turkey so that could be it. Would use less than a tblsp of italian herbs next time and maybe try with beef. Hubby thought they were "sweet" but he always suspects that of my food...there's NO sugar in this and I don't taste sweetness at all.

The Amaze-Ing Me February 23, 2010

Excellent. They work well for my daughter who is allergic to eggs and dairy. Very quick and easy to make.

a.whiting April 01, 2008

Great, little meatballs. I subbed an egg for the water and added a little garlic powder and chili powder as I did not have any fresh chives. I served with some brown gravy and mashed potatoes, thank you for the great little recipe!!!

Take a Letter Maria January 24, 2008