Italian Meatball

Image I'm always a sucker for a good meatball recipe.  I like to try different ones to find one that I love.  I think that I came up with a pretty good one, if I do say so myself! :)  Through trying a lot of different recipes, I think that it helped me pick and choose which ingredients I wanted to put in mine.  Here is the recipe:

Italian Meatball

1 lb ground beef (I used venison but you can use whichever kind you like :))

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1 egg

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp parsley

1 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp salt

1 TBL milk or cream

1-2 TBL butter, put in pan to cook the meatballs with (Do not mix in)


Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Using an electric hand mixer, mix the ingredients for 3-5 mins.  I have found that this helps the meatballs stick together much better, especially if you are using a lean meat.  Form each meatball into about a 1"-1.5" ball.  Brown all sides of the meatballs in the butter on a Medium heat.  Warm your oven to 200* and as meatballs are getting finished browning, put them in the oven to stay warm and continue cooking through a little bit.  Once all meatballs are cooked, add them to your sauce of choice and let them both simmer together for 10 mins or so to marry the flavors and make sure that the meatballs are cooked all the way through.  Enjoy them over your choice of noodles or on a yummy meatball sub sandwich! :)  I do have a delicious homemade marinara sauce recipe that I will post soon that I had with these meatballs.