These juicy homemade meatballs are full of flavor and simply delicious. These homemade meatballs are always a hit with the family. Here I've used some great ingredients to keep these super moist and of course really packed with flavor. Great to serve as party food or have as a dinner with some mash and gravy!

Juicy Homemade Meatballs are full of flavor, juicy, and simply delicious. These homemade meatballs are always a hit with the family. Here I've used some great ingredients to keep these super moist and of course really packed with flavor. Great to serve as party food or have as a dinner with some mash and gravy!

These meatballs certainly have attitude! The flavor is really lovely. I'm always looking for new ways to enhance certain foods, making them fuller in flavor, using fresh ingredients, and of course, creating recipes that are moist, have texture and taste.

Often I have eaten meatballs and they have been so dry and totally lacking in flavor. This is such a shame, especially when you use good ingredients, such as good quality ground meat so that's what made me decide to make up my very own recipe with bags of flavor.

In this recipe, I show you how to make your meatballs with some flavor combinations you may not have thought of using, all of which, when they are combined, ensure your meatballs will be juicy and succulent, and yet a little crispy on the outside.

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If you like spicy food, you can also throw in some chili peppers, or jalapenos, chopped finely. This recipe is very flexible, so feel free to add your favorite herbs and spices. It'll taste delicious!

Juicy Homemade Meatballs are full of flavor, juicy, and simply delicious. These homemade meatballs are always a hit with the family. Here I've used some great ingredients to keep these super moist and of course really packed with flavor. Great to serve as party food or have as a dinner with some mash and gravy!

They go perfect with a sauce of your choice, maybe a tomato sauce, or a cream sauce & pasta, or stick toothpicks in them, make up some sweet chili sauce or tzatziki and have them as a starter!

What type of ground meat is best for meatballs?

This recipe is suitable using any ground meat, such as beef, chicken, turkey, pork, lamb, or for vegetarians, soya.

Ingredients

1 pound / 500 g Ground beef, or ground meat of your choice. (Often I will use half beef and half pork)
1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Tablespoon Tomato puree
1 egg
Salt & pepper for seasoning
Generous handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped finely
1 Scallion / spring onion, chopped finely
Handful of mushrooms, chopped finely
1/4 Red chili pepper (mild heat)
1/4 Green chili pepper (mild heat)
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
Dash of Tabasco (optional)
1 Tablespoon olive oil for cooking
2 Tablespoons of flour for dusting.

Instructions

1. Firstly, finely chop all the ingredients that need to be chopped.

2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and use your hands to mix everything in.  

Meatballs With Attitude, showing marinade

Keep mixing for a good  2-3 minutes as this will help to incorporate everything and tenderise the meat.

Meatballs With Attitude, showing meat mixture

3. Dust your hands lightly with flour and roll out the meat into golf ball sized balls with the palms of your hands. Compress as you roll so they don't fall apart. Lay them out ready for the next step.

It is after this stage the meatballs can be frozen. Wrap in parchment and then place in zippy bags.

Meatballs With Attitude, shaping meatballs

4. Add olive oil to a pan and when hot enough, add the meatballs carefully, and turn once they have browned. Keep turning them until they are browned all over.

Meatballs With Attitude, frying meatballs

Once cooked, serve your delicious juicy homemade meatballs with your favourite sauce, and pasta, or have them like I did, on a Yorkshire pudding with lashings of gravy and fresh vegetables.

Meatballs With Attitude! Here I've used some great ingredients to keep these super moist and of course really packed with flavor. Great to serve as party food or have as a dinner with some mash and gravy!
Meatballs served with Yorkshire Pudding, steamed veggies, and of course lovely gravy!

You can also serve them on a platter, stick cocktail sticks in them, alongside some flatbreads and make up some different dips and eat them like they are!

Juicy Homemade Meatballs are full of flavor, juicy, and simply delicious. These homemade meatballs are always a hit with the family. Here I've used some great ingredients to keep these super moist and of course really packed with flavor. Great to serve as party food or have as a dinner with some mash and gravy!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our post. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Juicy Homemade Meatballs are full of flavor, juicy, and simply delicious. These homemade meatballs are always a hit with the family. Here I've used some great ingredients to keep these super moist and of course really packed with flavor. Great to serve as party food or have as a dinner with some mash and gravy!

Juicy Homemade Meatballs

Yield: 22
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Juicy Homemade Meatballs are full of flavor, juicy, and simply delicious. These homemade meatballs are always a hit with the family. Here I've used some great ingredients to keep these super moist and of course really packed with flavor. Great to serve as party food or have as a dinner with some mash and gravy!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound or 500 g Ground beef
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato puree
  • 1 egg
  • Salt & pepper for seasoning
  • Generous handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped finely
  • 1 Scallion / spring onion, chopped finely
  • Handful of mushrooms, chopped finely
  • 1/4 Red chili pepper, mild heat
  • 1/4 Green chili pepper, mild heat
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped finely
  • Dash of Tabasco, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil for cooking
  • 2 Tablespoons of flour for dusting.

Instructions

  1. Firstly, finely chop all the ingredients that need to be chopped.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and use your hands to mix everything in. Keep mixing for a good 2-3 minutes as this will help to incorporate everything and tenderise the meat.
  3. Dust your hands lightly with flour and roll out the meat into golf ball sized balls with the palms of your hands. Compress as you roll so they don't fall apart. Lay them out ready for the next step.
  4. It is after this stage the meatballs can be frozen. Wrap in parchment and then place in zippy bags.
  5. Add olive oil to a pan and when hot enough, add the meatballs carefully, and turn once they have browned. Keep turning them until they are browned all over.
  6. Once cooked, serve with your favourite sauce, and pasta, or have them like I did, on a Yorkshire pudding with lashings of gravy and fresh vegetables.
  7. You can also serve them on a platter, stick cocktail sticks in them, make up some different dips and eat them like they are!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 22 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. 3 stars
    I’ve made thousands of meatballs. Seriously. The best have freshly made breadcrumbs, slightly chunky. Also the addition of dried spices (oregano and thyme) and lots of salt and black pepper. I also prefer baking them at 450 deg. for just 10 min.

  2. Hi! These look delicious but I am unclear on one point…I’ve been cooking for nearly 55 years but I’m not sure what you mean by “tomato puree”…might that be tomato “sauce” or tomato “paste”?

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      Lovefoodies

      says:

      Hi PJ, yes it’s also called paste. It’s concentrated and quite thick unlike tomato sauce. It has a lively flavour! Please enjoy!

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    Robyn Gleason

    says:

    Love these ingredients and they are so moist! We need the technology where we can finally take a bite out of our screen! lol. Great recipe :)

    1. Hi Heidi, I haven’t baked them, but if you wish to, I suggest you drizzle a little olive oil over them and place in a very hot oven to cook fast, for around 7 minutes, shake the pan halfway so they brown evenly. I say this because there is very little fat content in these meatballs, so I would just make sure they don’t dry out, as you also want them a little crispy on the outside too. When I fry them, I only add 1/2 – 3/4 Tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, so all in all, it isn’t a huge amount.
      Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Roberta, yes there are several ways to print the recipe. On the far right side of the page there is a vertical bar, and at the bottom of the bar is a RED +. Click that and select print.
      The other way is more print friendly but you fist need to click this link for the instructions as I saved it on our facebook Notes over at Lovefoodies. (this 2nd option wont print all the ads etc so saves you ink & paper!) http://www.facebook.com/notes/lovefoodies/how-to-make-any-web-page-printer-friendly/251607478317206

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        Roberta Giordano

        says:

        I did what you said and went to the link the only problem is when it prints it only prints out York message about the recipe does not show the recipe it self. I could print right from this page with the printer app I have but because your background color is black it would use up my black ink too quickly. I guess I am going to have to copy by hand. But thanks for your help. This recipe sounds so good that it will be worth it to write it out. Have a nice night

      2. Hi Roberta, thanks for your feedback. The other option I can think of is if you open up ‘notepad’ on your computer, and then copy and paste the bits you need, and then save the notepad document somewhere, you will get ‘normal’ writing and not black background. Then you can print your notepad document. That should work. (you can also then copy it into a word doc if you wanted to make it fancy!