Classic Meatballs recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Classic Meatballs

Serves 4
Cuisine: Italian
Category: Appetizers, Pasta & Rice Dishes
Old-fashioned baked meatballs made with ground beef, Italian sausage, cheese, and seasonings. Classic Meatballs are perfect for creating subs or classic spaghetti and meatballs.
Prep Time
20 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
  • 3/4 pound Certified Angus Beef ® ground chuck
  • 1/4 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage (skin removed)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 (14 oz.) can tomato sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, Italian sausage, bread crumbs, Parmesan, garlic, egg, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper by hand.
  3. Form into 16 meatballs approximately 1 1/2-inch in diameter (can be made a day ahead, stored in refrigerator). Coat bottom of a 9 x 12-inch baking dish with tomato sauce and line with meatballs.
  4. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Turn each meatball upside down and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. Use an instant read thermometer to confirm meatballs are fully cooked. (160° F internal temperature)
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