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Homemade Meatballs Recipe

While I do love the home style meatballs from the freezer section, I also enjoy making them from scratch occasionally. This is a recipe I’ve been using for years, and it’s so simple you won’t need to follow the recipe after making them a few times. My girls love meatballs, so I thought this was a great kid friendly recipe to share.  And, they are obviously a little healthier than the freezer ones, because we know what’s going in!

I usually use lean ground turkey for this recipe, but I used grass fed ground beef for this post because it’s what I had on hand.  There is so much flavor going in, that the turkey makes a really good base.  Turkey is also not as greasy and it’s leaner.

These are delicious served with marinara or BBQ sauce.

Homemade Meatballs Recipe

Homemade Meatballs Recipe
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup diced onions
  • ¼ cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Combine all ingredients and a dash of salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly with your hands. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Form mixtures into 1" balls. Add meatballs to the saute pan one at a time. Turn frequently as they start to brown. Keep heat low enough that they don't stick to the pan. Remove from pan once they are cooked thoroughly and drain on a paper towel. Serve warm.


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Meet Christy Squyres. She is married to her 8th grade sweetheart and the mother of 3 beautiful girls. She has a degree in interior design and has experience in hospitality design, residential design, and to the trade showroom sales. She spent 3 years as a culinary instructor at a magnet high school where she learned her way around a commercial kitchen and gained an affinity for cooking. She now stays home to raise her babies. She blogs at Nellie & Phoebs where she shares her creative side and tidbits of her life. Connect with Christy here: BlogPinterestInstagram