How to Make Meatballs

Best Meatballs

Contributor: Jamie Silva

This is the best meatball recipe. Follow the easy steps and you’ll be making perfect meatballs in no time.

  • Author: Jamie Silva
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 15 meatballs 1x


  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. In bowl, combine ground meats, breadcrumbs, egg, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well using hands but do not overmix.
  2. Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls and place them on a cutting board.
  3. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Pan fry the meatballs until they are browned on all sides and cooked through, about 15 minutes. If you cut into one of them and see no pink, they are done.
  4. Transfer the meatballs to a paper towel to drain then serve.