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How to Cook Meatballs

How to Cook Meatballs - CookingWithKimberly.comJust about every culture has some sort of meatball recipes.

This is a basic meatball recipe that can be used for just about anything, including burgers, just shape them differently.

However, once you’ve mastered this recipe, try adding other spices, using different types of crumbs, etc. to make something entirely uniquely your own, or to adapt it for other ethnic recipes.

You may want to prepare these in advance without pan frying them and store them in the freezer. For info on how to store meatballs, click that link…

Type: Main Dish
Serve With: pasta, in sandwiches or in soups
Prep Time: 8 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Yield: ~ 1 lb, ~ 2 dozen

The ingredients & instructions may slightly vary for this video and recipe on this post, as they were done at very different times. Please enjoy the video below from a webisode of “Cooking like Alpha Beta Pie” with Kimberly Edwards for AlphaBetaPie.com:


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbs – bread, cracker or chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic – finely minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley – minced
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper – or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt – or to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter – softened; * optional
  • 1 tbsp olive oil – for frying


  1. To make meatballs, with your hands, evenly combine ground beef, butter (optional), crumbs, egg, parsley, freshly cracked black pepper, sea salt, garlic and onions.
  2. Roll 1-1.25? sized meatballs and set aside in a bowl or on a plate.
  3. Pre-heat a large frying pan on medium heat with 1 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Evenly place meatballs in frying pan and brown on all sides – approximately 8 minutes.

Use the meatballs for pasta dishes, meatball sandwiches, or soups, and enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed this Beef Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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