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Meatballs Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes


Meatballs are delicious little morsels of mouthwatering meat…and they’re not just for spaghetti anymore! Meatballs can be eaten in sandwiches, soups, sliders, with different types of pasta and they can even be served with dipping sauce as a great appetizer.


  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 pounds ground lean beef
  • ¾ cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 small cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon crumbled dried oregano
  • cooked egg noodles, tossed lightly with butter


  1. Soak bread crumbs in milk until soft, beat until mushy.
  2. Cook onions, covered in water, until water has evaporated.
  3. Mix meat thoroughly with bread crumbs, onions, parsley, mint, egg yolks, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Shape into balls the size of a walnut.
  5. Heat oil and butter in frying pan; slowly brown meat well on all sides. Place meatballs in a serving dish.
  6. Pour wine vinegar or lemon juice into pan. Heat a few minutes, scraping up browned drippings to form a sauce. Pour sauce over meatballs.
  7. Serve over hot cooked noodles.
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Pan-Frying
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: parsley meatballs, meatballs and egg noodles