Basic Beef Meatball Recipe - 4K

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Nov. 12, 2015

These are a super easy basic meatball that you can use with pasta, in a sandwich, or just on their own. The ricotta gives them a creamy, soft, moist texture that you just won't be able to get enough of. These are our go to meatball for most recipes now we use all beef this time - but you can mix it up with pork, veal, or a mixture of whatever you want even ground chicken or turkey.


Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Ground beef 1 Pound
Ricotta cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Egg 1 Large
Bread crumbs 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 Teaspoon
Ground fennel 1/4 Teaspoon
Tomato sauce 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2026Calories from Fat 1415

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 158 g243.1%

Saturated Fat 58 g290%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2567 mg106.96%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 26 g

Protein 104 g208%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet