The Basic Meatball
I. love. meatballs.
Although I eat many plant-rich foods, I'm not vegetarian or vegan. I like to vary my protein between plant-based and animal-based sources. One of my favorite ways to get some hardy protein is meatballlls.
This basic meatball recipe works great with almost any type of meat! I've tried ground chicken, turkey, and beef and they've all been delicious. I love how it's only 4 ingredients...quick and easy! Plus, you can make a big batch and freeze some for those days when you just don't feel like cooking a meal.
Pictured above is two batches of large meatballs. One batch is chicken and the other is turkey. This recipe makes anywhere from 10 to 16 meatballs depending on size.
If you're choosing chicken or turkey, more fat content will provide a moister meatball (ex. 88% lean ground turkey opposed to 99% lean)
The basic Meatball
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 30 min | Total Time: 35 min
makes 20 large meatballs
1 pound ground chicken, turkey, or beef
1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs (or add 2 tsp Italian seasoning to regular breadcrumbs)
1/4 cup parmesan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix ingredients in bowl
Form mixture into desired meatball size and place on cooking sheet
Cook in the oven for 30 minutes of until cooked through
Serve with spaghetti, veggies, or by themselves and enjoy!