How to Make Easy Italian Meatballs

⋆ Ingredients ⋆

– Lean ground beef – Large eggs – Grated Parmesan – Italian bread crumbs – Chopped fresh parsley – Dried basil – Salt – Garlic powder – Onion powder – Black pepper

Step 1: In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix together using your hands until seasoning, bread crumbs and cheese are all very well mixed in.

Step 2: Make meatballs using a 1 oz cookie scoop, I found this makes a perfect size. Place meatballs in a glass pie plate, per grandma’s directions or 9×13 glass pan, which I find easiest.

Step 3: Fill the pan 1/3 full of water. Cover plate or pan with wax paper and place in the microwave and heat on high for 3 minutes.

Step 4: Then turn over the meatballs and cover again with wax paper and heat again on high for 3 minutes. Finish in the oven or on the stovetop as follows.

Oven Method: Drain the water from the 9×13″ pan and cover meatballs with marinara sauce. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the meatballs at 300°F for one hour. 

Stovetop Method: Transfer the meatballs to a large pan and cover them with tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and then adjust the heat to low. Cover and simmer the meatballs for an hour.

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