Ingredients and Preparation
For this delicious easy meatballs recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 large egg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 jar of marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
To prepare the easy meatballs recipe, start by combining the ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, and mix everything together until well combined. Once the mixture is ready, form it into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter. Set the meatballs aside on a plate while you heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Once the olive oil is heated, carefully add the meatballs to the skillet. Cook the meatballs for about 10 minutes, turning them occasionally to ensure they brown evenly on all sides. Once the meatballs are browned, remove them from the skillet and set them aside on a clean plate.
Using the same skillet, pour in the jar of marinara sauce and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Add the meatballs back into the skillet with the sauce and let them cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until they are cooked through.
When the meatballs are fully cooked, sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the top and cover the skillet with a lid. Let the cheese melt for about 2-3 minutes, then remove the lid and give everything a gentle stir to combine.
Once the cheese is melted and the meatballs are coated in the marinara sauce, your easy meatballs recipe is ready to be served. Enjoy the rich flavors of the beef, cheese, and herbs in every bite of this classic dish.