In this post we will go over my homemade meatball recipe with a tutorial for you to follow along with. People take pride in their homemade meatballs, as they should. I like to think of them in the same family as chili, BBQ and gumbo. Not because they are similar foods, but because people take pride in their recipe and technique they use to cook. This meatball recipe will give you some bragging rights.
Equipment and Utensils
The one thing you will need for this recipe is a mixer of some kind. You can use a hand mixer if you have one. I suggest you use a tabletop mixer. They are getting cheaper and they really lighten the workload in the kitchen. Plus you can mix your own pizza sauce, pizza dough.
To weigh out your meatballs you can do one of two things. First you can weigh each meatball separately using a scale. Or you can get an ice cream scoop and speed up the entire process. I like the size the half ounce ice cream scoop provides . You will also need a set of measuring cups and spoons and a small amount of cooking oil. The final piece of equipment you will need is a baking sheet. That’s it as far as equipment and utensils go, so let’s get to the recipe.
There is no special order to mixing up your ingredients. I add the ingredients just as they are on the recipe. Let it mix for about 3 minutes and you’re ready to start balling up your meat. Like I said earlier, the easiest way to accomplish this is with an ice cream scoop. I stuuf the meat into the ice cream scoop and level it off with my hand. Repeat until you have all your meat portioned out the same.
Turning your portioned out meat into balls takes just a few minutes. Before we start, let’s add a light coat of cooking oil on your baking sheet. Not to much, we don’t want to fry the bottom of the meatballs, just enough so they won’t stick. It’s time to be a baller!!
Grab a blob that you portioned out earlier and roll it around between your palms until you have an uncooked meatball. Repeat until all of your meat is balled up. Arrange them evenly on the baking sheet. You will need to preheat your oven to 400. Cook your meatballs for ten minutes then flip them. Cook them another 10 minutes and cut one open. If you see zero pink, you are done. Let them cool before you refrigerate. If you used a bigger ice cream scoop you will want to bake them a couple minutes more.
I hope you had fun and learned something. Let me know in the comments below how it turned out. You can also contact me if you have any questions.