Friday, October 17, 2014

Italian Herb Baked Meatballs

 Our family's favorite meatballs are loaded with fresh herbs and cheese. They are bursting with flavor.  You can make pasta sauce, but there is truly no need. They are the best daggum meatballs ever!  No sauce required. Simple recipe, magnificent meatballs! @SlowRoasted

Our family's favorite meatballs are loaded with fresh herbs and cheese. They are bursting with flavor.  You can make pasta sauce, but there is truly no need. They are the best daggum meatballs ever!  No sauce required. Simple recipe, magnificent meatballs!


Last week we had my bestie over for her birthday and I made my favorite 40 Minute Quick and Easy Cheesy Meat Lasagna, it is outrageous and goes in the oven in just 15 minutes. You can not beat that, unless.... you make meatballs to serve on the side and garlic Parmesan pull apart bread (we will get to that next week).

So, I whipped up a batch of our family favorite meatballs.  I used fresh herbs, fresh Parmesan cheese, a few other ingredients and waited for them to bake with great anticipation.  Mere minutes later Chad and I were popping these meatballs like candy.

Seriously!  No pasta.  No sauce.  Just the best daggum meatballs that I have ever had.  The richness of the beef shines through and they are perfectly moist and flavorful.  GLORIOUS!  Oh my word. Everyone went complete nuts over it. I mean everyone went back for 2nds and 3rds.

These are going on the Christmas menu for sure. RECIPE at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy!

With love from our Simple Kitchen to yours. 

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Italian Herb Baked Meatballs
makes 15 (2 tablespoon) meatballs

1 pound lean ground beef (I used 88%)
½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
¼ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves, pressed (or minced)
½ small onion, grated (or minced)
2 tablespoons marinara
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 375°.  Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well, do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs.

Using a 2 tablespoon scoop, portion out meat and place on baking sheet.  After all meatballs have been scooped onto tray, roll into balls.

COOK'S NOTE:  If you lightly wet your hands the meatballs will form better and crack less.

Bake for 20-22 minutes.

Remove and transfer to sauce or serve immediately.


Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian 
Copyright ©2013 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.


Originally published 9/30/13

157 comments:

  1. Rib eye is our favorite steak! Would love to try these.

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  2. I like porterhouse steak and tenderloin steak.My two favorite cuts of meat.

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  3. I like porterhouse steak and tenderloin steak.I like other types but these two are my favorite.

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  4. What a fabulous looking plate of meatballs Donna! I wouldn't need anything else either and I know that the Wagyu beef just took it over the top!!
    BTW, to me, it's hard to make meatballs look pretty, but you make them look amazing!! :)

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  5. My favorite cut of beef is ribeye steak!

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  6. My favorite cut of beef is the prime rib

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  7. I love a good newport filet mignon

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  8. This is a great give away. would like to win always looking for the best meats I can fine and afford. WE always get the T-Bone but will love to try these ribeyes and ground beef.fingers crossed.

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  9. I would definitely have to say ribeyes are my favorite. My husband is a sucked for marbling tool.

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  10. Ribeyes are so good...I also love a pretty filet.

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  11. Ribeye would be Number One...and then a pretty filet.

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  12. Those steaks and the meatballs both look amazing. Amazing prize package too!

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  13. I love any steak--the cut does not matter to me!

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  14. My favorite cut- depends on the occasion! I love bbq tri-tip with fresh salsa and tortilla, or a tender ribeye with all the fixings!

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  15. Great sounding recipe. I'll give it a try with our local grassfed beef, but this Wagyu sounds amazing!

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  16. I have personally been to Lone Mountain many times. The ranch is impressive and the meat is amazing. One of the best meals we had while there for an Auction was a strip steak fajita dinner.

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  17. We have personally been to Lone Mountian a few times. one of the best meals we had while there for an auction was a strip steak fajita. The meat was so tender, it didnt need any seasonings or spices.

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  18. Filet for sure.

    dianetroxell@hotmail.com

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  19. We love meatballs! We could eat them like candy around here, too! YUM! I am always looking for meat that has a better quality, this contest is FAB!

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  20. I love, love, love Lone Mountain Wagyu! Absolutely the best beef I've ever had.

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  21. Whoops, should've mentioned my favorite cut of beef — tri-tip!

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  22. I know what I am making for supper tonight!

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  23. My favorite just happens to be ribeye steak.

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  24. My favorite cut of beef is filet mignon.

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  25. I love filet mignon but can't afford the indulgence on a weekly basis! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

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  26. Rib-eye, which I don't have very often, but love it!

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  27. Sounds amazing, can't wait to try these!

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  28. Sounds amazing, can't wait to try these!

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  29. We are all huge meat and potato eaters... This recipe is fabulous !!!!! Thanks !!!!!!

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  30. I so need to make these. Thinking they will be on next weeks supper menu :)

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  31. The best steak I have ever had was a Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye at a famous Chicago steakhouse. It was amazing!

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  32. Filet mignon but I wouldn't turn down a rib eye :)

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  33. I love rib eye steaks! I love meatballs too

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  34. love a good NY strip steak:) on its own or sliced over a salad.

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  35. love a good NY strip steak:) on its own or sliced over a salad.

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  36. Wow, Meat, Meat, Meat and any kind of gravy- Nothing better than a chuck steak roasted all day in low oven with veggies all around. Unless that would be any thing wrapped in bacon.....Can you tell my Great Grandma shared all her secrets with me?

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  37. Wow, Meat, Meat, Meat, and any kinda of gravy. Nothing better than a chuck roast cooked all day with veggies all around. Unless that would be anything wrapped in Bacon. Can you tell my Great Grandma shared alot of her secrets with me?

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  38. We had these this evening and they are the best. Highly recommended.

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  39. Favorite cut is tenderloin . . yummmmm!

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  40. favorite cut is the beef fillet or tenderloin!

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  41. My favorite is the Porterhouse steak, although fillets are nice. ;)

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  42. My favorite is the tenderloin!

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  43. RibEye and Filet Mignon may be my favorite; however, they're the cut I consume least often (we use a lot of ground beef and we eat stew and roasts often, too) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. my favorite cut is filet minion

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  45. Heather Kiger (Tala OrJag)October 1, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Filet mignon is my favorite, but a good porterhouse is delicious. I just love meat in general so can't wait to try this recipe, and I hope to win the contest, too!

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  46. Filet mignon is truly my favorite

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  47. Oh, I do love a good ribeye :) Medium rare, just a little salt and pepper, please!

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  48. Thanks for the Waygu information...I've been interested to try it!

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  49. porterhouse steak and a good roast. thanks for the chance to win

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  50. I love steak and hamburgers, this beef looks like it is delicious.

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  51. Yum! Hope I win, I would love to try their beef!

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  52. I Love Beef in pretty much every cut. If I have to choose one, I guess today it would be Prime Rib.

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  53. I love Ribeye, Porterhouse and Primerib

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  54. My favorite cut is the fillet. Of course beef is my favorite any time.

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  55. I have tasted wagyu and found it quite good.

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  56. Dawn AanderudCosbyOctober 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Sirloin is my favorite. Rib eye would be a close second.

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  57. I must try this. I just can't do store bought meatballs!

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  58. I have to try this recipe! I just can't do store bought meatballs.

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  59. My favorite cut of beef is ribeye steak!

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  60. Would love to win these to give to a most wonderful neighbor of mine. Bob has been taking my recycling and trash cans down my steep driveway twice each week for the past 10 years. He refuses all compensation, but would accept something if I received "a gift I cannot use now".
    Joan Fisher Demshock
    jcdmyrecipes@gmail.com

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  61. Yum even my grill is thinking this would be a great prize to win! Filet is my favorite but I can't resist a good meatball either!

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  62. Yum even my grill thinks this would be a great prize to win! Filet but can't resist a good meatball either!

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  63. I like filet, porterhouse, or ribeye.

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  64. I like filet, porterhouse, and ribeye.

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  65. Made these last night and were very good. I used an ice cream scooper and it made exactly 12 meatballs. I used dried Italian herbs from Penzey's instead of rosemary. Used fresh Greek basil and fresh Italian Parsley. Be sure your onions and garlic are fresh and not dried, makes a big difference. I used rice bran oil on the parchment paper and it gave a nice little crust to the bottom of the meatball. Would definitely make again!! Barb

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    1. Hi Barb! Thanks for your awesome comment. Your version sounds fantastic! Keep us up to date on what your cooking. We love to hear from our readers. :)

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  66. Filet Mignon is my favorite, but I love a ribeye too. Made your sweet and sour meatball sliders the other night. Would use some of this beef to make more. Love your recipes.

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  67. Usually an eye of round that I season with garlic and fresh rosemary! Yum!

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  68. My favorite is the Ribeye. Thanks for the contest!

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  69. T-Bones!!! Favorite!

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  70. We purchase all local 100% grass fed meat w/no antibiotics or growth hormones added. I would be interested to try this beef next to our current local beef. Thanks for the opportunity...oh, and I love your site...so happy I stumbled upon it...so many great recipies!!!

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  71. I love a good choice sirloin with A1, though looking at that Wagyu photo I don't think I'll need A1 at all!

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  72. I love a good choice sirloin with A1, though looking at that Wagyu photo I don't think I'll need A1 at all!

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  73. I'm making these meatballs tonight, using buffalo (since we don't buy beef anymore) ~ but OH, it would be wonderful to win your healthy beef.

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  74. My favorite cut of beef if the ribeye.

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  75. You're steak review made my mouth water. It's SO hard to find a good steak, and way too easy to ruin a good cut (for me, anyway) by cooking it improperly. This sounds yummy *and* simple! :)

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  76. Ribeye steaks are my favorite.

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  77. I like the filet mignon.
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  78. I'd have to say Porterhouse!

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  79. I heard abut Wagyu Beef from Duck Dynasty!

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  80. My favorite cut of steak is NY Strip

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  81. T-Bones are my favorite cut of beef, but I just like beef.

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  82. I would have to say my preferred choice is the ribeye. Although it's all quite yummy.

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  83. My favorite is ribeye and these look amazing!

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  84. I love the brisket. There are so many ways to cook it and it is always so flavorful.

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  85. I really love the brisket or the tri tip. The ribs. I love to BBQ (live in AZ), indoors or out.

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  86. My favorite? "Yes please, rare ." (Love them all but I usually order ribeye.) ;

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  87. Prime Rib is my favorite cut of beef. What is not to like about it.

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  88. I can't pass up a great cheese burger!

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  89. It isn't the cut of meat that is most important. I want beef that tastes like the beef I had 45 or so years ago. If the flavor is there, then I like cuts of beef I can throw on the grill. And I love Filet Mignon.

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  90. Nothing beats a good steak... especially a ribeye!

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  91. I love ribeyes too! I've made a homemade southwestern rub for them, and I put them on a warm (not hot) plate for a few minutes even after setting them out to "temp up"... oh yum! We are currently getting a lot of beef from Mexico, (we live just outside Del Rio) and it's pretty good but a bit lean for steaks. I would LOVE to win 1 of these and try this beef!

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  92. I love ribeyes too! I've made a homemade southwestern rub for them, and I put them on a warm (not hot) plate for a few minutes even after setting them out to "temp up"... oh yum! We are currently getting a lot of beef from Mexico, (we live just outside Del Rio) and it's pretty good but a bit lean for steaks. I would LOVE to win 1 of these and try this beef!

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  93. Love Filet Mignon but the way my hubby cooks it has spoiled me for those served in restaurants.

    All these meatball recipes look so yummy, Can't wait to try some.

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  94. trying the italian meatballs tonight...I'm not much of a cook...wish me luck!!

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