Really Good Baked Meatballs recipe
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Serves: 6 - 8
A very easy and delicious oven baked meatball recipe made with ground beef, grated cheese and rye bread.
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced and squished
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c grated cheese (I used Kraft Romano)
  • 1 Tbs dried Parsley
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 slices seedless Rye bread (stale or dried out in oven for a minute)
  • ½ - ¾ cup lukewarm water
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Cover a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, garlic, eggs, cheese, parsley, onion powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Cube the bread into tiny pieces and add to meat mixture. Stir.
  5. Add water ¼ cup at a time to meat mixture. It will absorb into the mixture. Add enough to make a moist mixture that will still hold its shape.
  6. Using a medium scoop shape meat mixture into balls (about 2 Tbs each). Place on parchment paper lined pan so they aren't touching.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 30 - 40 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Makes about 36 meatballs. Enjoy!

After removing from oven, the meatballs are ready to be gently dropped into any simmering sauce.

You can also let them cool a bit, put into freezer bags and toss them in the freezer for up to a month. This is a great way to have a quick meal on hand! They are delicious in meatball subs, swedish meatballs or with spaghetti and sauce.

Last night, I served half of these with a sauce made out of 1 jar of Bertolli 5 Cheese Red Pasta Sauce and 1 can of Hunt's diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano. Simmered while the meatballs were baking then dropped the meatballs into the sauce to simmer while the pasta was cooking. The other half will be made into meatballs subs for dinner tonight!

Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at