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Basic Meatballs

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (fine)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. bulk pork sausage
  • 1 lb. ground beef
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    Calories20Calories from Fat10
    Total Fat1g2%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat10
    Total Carbohydrate<1g0%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A0%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Yvette Lopez 5 months ago
    These were super basic and not amazing. However, i can use this base and add to it. I think i didn't use enough salt.
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    Tuckel 6 months ago
    If you cook these meatballs in the sauce raw they turn out much better. Let them sit in the sauce for about an hour and check on them every now and then.
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    Tina McChristian a year ago
    Tasted great. Used water from pasta instead of broth.
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    Faith a year ago
    This turned out GREAT😊!
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    Cynthia L. a year ago
    awesometastic, I put speghetti sauce on some and ate some plain😁
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    Rhonda a year ago
    Not bad, made the turkey and pork ones. My husband thought they were good and my daughter did not like them
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    Rudy Foster a year ago
    This has become my go-to meatball recipe! Super versatile, as you can add other veggies—I usually throw in some bell peppers—and it tosses well in probably any sauce!
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    Frank Zurawski a year ago
    Very good! I added a little garlic and bbq sauce.
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    vonSeggern 2 years ago
    Very Simple and made a lot! Going to use more spices next time.
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    Jennifer C. 2 years ago
    whole family loved them. They were so easy to make!
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    Tracy Kern 2 years ago
    This is my most Favorite “go to” meatball recipe. Basic, easy and always loved!
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    McGinnis 2 years ago
    This is a great recipe for parties with the perfect amount of breadcrumbs to hold the meatballs together. When I'm just cooking for my family of 4, I double the size of the meatballs or else you'll be swimming in them. Highly recommend!
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    Very easy and tasty. I used minced dry onions and minced garlic also added basil and italian seasoning.
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    Mindy Gioe-Garcia 2 years ago
    We really enjoyed these meatballs. I added minced garlic, fresh basil and oregano.
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    Adrienne Benedetti 2 years ago
    Absolutely amazing! My 9 year old daughter was able to make all on her own, and they turned our great!
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    Mrs D 2 years ago
    I used garlic herb Panko bread crumbs, because that is what I had on hand. It was outstanding! This recipe was so easy and so simple. I cooked my 1 inch meatballs for 11 minutes, perfect every time. Yumm!
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    Cole Brown 2 years ago
    Amazing!! I loved the sausage mixed in with the meatballs. I was looking at the reviews and lots were saying add more salt, so I added 3/4 of a teaspoon totally. I loved the recipe and will make this again for sure!
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    Maria D Corbitt 2 years ago
    Very good and easy recipe, it definitely needs more salt because although the flavor was awesome, as it is is too bland
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    Zimmermann 2 years ago
    It was simple tastes great and there’s many variations to try out. Excellent!
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    Kim 2 years ago
    Loved these and they were super easy! Made the recipe exact, except for a little Italian seasoning. Will definitely make them again!
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    Rebecca K. 2 years ago
    I used half a pound of bacon (uncooked) instead of pork sausagte chopped it up and mixed it with the burger. The meatballs came out juicy and delicious! absolutely nummy!
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    Leandre K. 2 years ago
    Add bacon to half the batch and kids loved it.
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    Lori Parker 3 years ago
    I added basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, and garlic powder to make a great Italian-style meatball. They came out great! Also had to halve the recipe because 72 meatballs was a bit much.
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    Tony Ferraro 3 years ago
    Came out good, used sweet Italian sausage, Italian bread crumbs and 1/4 cup of Parmesan grated cheese. I made 12 large meatballs then browned the rest of the meat and threw it in the sauce.
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    Hi Lamont Robinson 3 years ago
    Delicious!!! Adding the Parmesan cheese gave it a great flavor
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    Erik Marinelli 3 years ago
    My family loved them. Very basic but that is what the title says 😃
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    Mr Bee 3 years ago
    Tasty and easy to make
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    H. 3 years ago
    This is a great jumping off point for amazing meatballs! All the ingredients were perfectly portioned and the meatballs were super juicy. I did add in a bunch of seasonings though. Salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregeno, basil, parsely... and maybe a few more. But they turned out amazing! Will make these again!
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    Douce-Kissoon 3 years ago
    Very easy to make. I would make again and try one of the recipe modifications
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    faux maux 3 years ago
    Easy. Made 15 big balls. I added some dried dill, a mashed oregano leaf, some garlic, two slices of bread mashed instead of bread crumbs (?) and less onion. This is a valuable recipe to remember the basics.