Easy Basic Meatballs

Recipe by winkki
READY IN: 25mins


  • 1
    lb ground beef (we also use ground turkey)
  • 12 - 23
    cup dry breadcrumbs (can also use seasoned crumbs)
  • 14
    cup milk
  • 14 - 34
    teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 12
  • 1
    small onion, chopped (approx 1/4 c)
  • 1


  • Combine all ingredients and shape into 20-24 meatballs (1 to 1-1/2 inches each).
  • To oven bake: preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place in ungreased 9x13 pan (you may want to line it with foil for easier clean-up).
  • Bake 20-25 min or until light brown and cooked through; turn meatballs halfway through, if desired, to help maintain a round shape.
  • To pan fry: Cook in skillet on medium heat, turning as needed, until brown (approx 20 min).
  • To microwave: Place in micro-proof 12x7 pan and cover loosely.
  • Micro on high for 3 minutes; rearrange meatballs.
  • Cover again loosely and micro until brown inside, approx 5-7 min more.
  • Let stand covered for 3 minutes.