Oven Baked Beef Meatballs
If you’ve been looking for a simple, easy recipe for Oven Baked Meatballs you will love this one. These meatballs have been a family favourite for many years and are always a winner. In fact, they are a perfect family meal as adults and children alike love them. They are simple to make and are full of flavour which I provide by adding grated Parmesan cheese, finely crushed garlic, parsley and
Servings 30 meatballs
- 500 g beef mince
- 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs * can use GF bread
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/3 cup Parmesan *
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil spray
- basil pesto or tomato sauce
Prepare all of your ingredients as you will be mixing them all together at the same time.Make your breadcrumbs, grate your Parmesan, chop your garlic and parsley. (You can do all of this in a food processor if you prefer - it makes it very easy!)Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C when you are ready to bake.
Add all of your ingredients to a bowl.
Make sure all of the ingredients are combined well.
Using a 15ml tablespoon, I like to scoop out the mixture so I have a consistent size of meatball. This ensures even cooking.
Roll the scoop of mixture into smooth balls.
Place a rack on a foil lined baking tray. Lightly spray with some olive oil. Place the meatballs on the tray.
Bake at 180 degrees C (350 F) for 15 minutes.
Serve the meatballs by themselves, or with a delicious basil pesto or tomato sauce.
*For the best flavour, always use good quality, freshly grated Italian parmesan. Avoid that which is pre-grated.
*To check that the seasoning is to my taste I make a small, flat patty and cook it in a frying pan before rolling the meatballs.
*I like to lightly moisten my hands with water before rolling the meatballs. This will help prevent the mixture sticking. You may need to repeat this several times throughout.
*To ensure that the meatballs remain juicy and tender, be careful to not overcook them.
*I use white sandwich bread and blend to make breadcrumbs - I always make extra and freeze them. Great to have on hand!
*This mixture also works perfectly for delicious hamburger patties.
Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg