Delicious Homemade Beef Meatballs Recipe

Beef Meatball

Beef meatballs are a versatile and savory delight that can be enjoyed in various dishes. Whether served with pasta, in a sandwich, or on their own, these homemade beef meatballs are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Let’s dive into the steps of crafting these flavorful and tender delights.


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef (lean)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Sauce (Optional):

  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Making the Meatballs:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, milk, chopped onion, minced garlic, fresh parsley, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Shape the Meatballs: Using your hands, shape the mixture into evenly sized meatballs, about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake: Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are cooked through and browned on the outside.

Making the Sauce (Optional):

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a saucepan, combine tomato sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer over low heat.
  2. Add Meatballs: Once the meatballs are cooked, transfer them into the sauce. Allow them to simmer in the sauce for an additional 10 minutes to absorb the flavors.


  • Serve the beef meatballs on a bed of pasta, on a sandwich roll, or as an appetizer.
  • Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.


  • Experiment with different herbs and spices to tailor the flavor to your liking.
  • If you prefer a lighter version, you can pan-fry the meatballs until golden brown.
  • These meatballs freeze well, so consider making a larger batch and storing some for later use.

Enjoy the delectable aroma and taste of these homemade beef meatballs, bringing a touch of comfort and satisfaction to your dining table!