A good meatball, in my opinion, should be tasty, tender and leave you wanting more. Meatballs cooked in a Napoletana style sauce bring back lovely childhood memories of sharing a family meal at Nonna’s house and those lovely memories come flooding back with each and every mouthful.
This recipe is not only tasty and delicious but it’s is super easy, can be frozen for a quick meal and I will also share my easy cooking method with you for those night you literally cannot be bothered fussing around in the kitchen.
These meatballs will rival any good Italian style restaurant and will have your family coming back for seconds and thirds!
500g good quality lean beef mince
1 cup of your favourite pasta store bought jar pasta sauce (those who follow me on Instagram will know what I like to use)
1 cup of grated parmesean cheese (the kind you buy off the shelf in the pasta aisle of your supermarket)
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs (cracked and whisked together separately before adding to meat)
Add all ingredients to a big bowl (you may like to add a season of salt and pepper but I don’t) and use your hands (I wear gloves-only because if I’m needed by mr two in a hurry I can whip off my gloves and my hands are clean) to mush and mix all the ingredients together until very well combined. Roll into balls (I make mine the size of a fifty cent coil roughly-easy for little hands) and pop onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
I freeze mine at this point-easiest way to freeze I find is to cover the baking tray and meatballs with cling film and put into the freezer flat. Once frozen take meatballs and store into snap lock bags. Freezing them on trays flat first will ensure they don’t stick together in the bags and you can take as many as you like out at one time with ease.
To cook them you can drop them into your favourite sauce that has been cooking away on the stove for about 30 mins or so (cut one in half and test if cooked) or you can use my easy cooking method. Search ‘easy way to cook meatballs’ to find out how!