Beef meatballs are round masses of ground beef, spices, onions, bread crumbs and eggs. Consumed by almost all cultures of the world, beef meatball recipes make sumptuous side dishes. Beef meatballs are prepared by baking, frying, braising or steaming in sauce. Novel variations of beef meatballs are used to garnish soups and pizzas. They are best partnered with spaghetti and rice.