Meatball Recipe – Extra Garlic

Everybody needs a good Meatball Recipe!  These meatballs are very versatile and taste great with just about any dinner meal.

Meatball Recipe with Roasted Garlic and Chimichurri Sauce -

So, this is a no-frills Meatball Recipe.  But believe me, these meatballs are full of flavor . . . garlic flavor!

I know, I know.  Meatball recipes usually involve 2-3 different types of ground meat.  Well mine are ground beef only.  Gasp!

I don’t know what is happening in your freezer.  But I certainly do not have ground pork or ground veal chilling up in mine.

I have good ol’ ground beef in my freezer.  So that is what I use.  Feel free to use a mixture of pork and beef if that is your preference.

Meatball Recipe with Roasted Garlic and Chimichurri Sauce -

I added enough roasted garlic to repel vampires.  And fresh parsley for a pop of flavor.

Other than garlic and parsley, I included The Usual Suspects.  Beef, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, milk and eggs.

I cook my meatballs in a skillet because I love the outsides to be crisp.  Especially if I am adding them to sauce.

But, these meatballs could be baked too.  Bake at 400ยฐ for about 20 minutes or so.

Meatball Recipe with Roasted Garlic and Chimichurri Sauce -

These meatballs were served with my Chimichurri Sauce.  They are wonderful in spaghetti, in barbecue sauce or in a Meatball Sub Sandwich. {Meatball Sub Recipe – Coming Soon}

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Meatball Recipe with Roasted Garlic and Chimichurri Sauce -
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef 80/20%
  • 8-10 Cloves Roasted Garlic
  • Small Handful Fresh Parsley - chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Panko Crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 1 Tb Whole Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Tb Olive Oil for frying
  1. Mix all meatball ingredients together with your hands.
  2. Roll mixture into 22-24 golf ball sized meatballs.
  3. Transfer to a cookie sheet and chill in the freezer for 3-5 minutes to firm up. (optional)
  4. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large fry pan.
  5. Cook the meatballs in 2 batches so the pan is not over crowded.
  6. Fry on medium heat 15-17 minutes (or until cooked through) Rotate the meatballs frequently to brown all sides.
  7. Be careful when adding the second batch to the pan. The oil will be very hot and may pop. The second batch will likely take 2-3 minutes less because the pan is much hotter.
  8. Serve meatballs with your favorite sauce or pasta dish.
Meatball Recipe with Roasted Garlic and Chimichurri Sauce -

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  1. I need to deliver some ground venison for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ these look delish!!

  2. Those meatballs look delicious!! Cant wait to see the meatball sub ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Elizabeth! The meatballs are really good … but a meatball sub is Great!

  3. That’s one spectacular looking meatball! And loving the idea of serving it with chimichurri!

  4. This is one delicious-looking meatball. The Chimichurri Sauce looks to die for and absolutely indulgent. Can’t even tell you how much I am drawn in by your pictures. Drooling!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Kathi! I appreciate it. I love green food and it looks so pretty in pictures.

  5. I love the idea of meatballs with chimichurri, instead of the usual tomato sauce (not that there’s anything wrong with that….) Such a nice mix up from the norm. You are definitely not alone in rebelling against the multi-meat mix.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Crystal! Yes, the chimichurri is a nice change. Glad to hear that I am not the only one keeping my meatballs simple with plain ol ground beef ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. “enough roasted garlic to repel vampires” lol Nicole!!!! Love that you stuck with your guns and just put in ground beef. I’ll come back to this recipe when I’m making last minute meatballs because yeah…I don’t have and veal hangin in my freezer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I love my garlic! Glad you like the recipe. I poked around your site for awhile and I just have to tell you that your photos are gorgeous!

  7. Your photos are gorgeous!

    I for one think it’s weird to mix different meats into one when making meatballs. It feel wrong to me, somehow.

  8. Can these be frozen?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Liz! Yes, you can definitely freeze meatballs. I suggest freezing them on a baking sheet then transfer to an airtight container. That way they do not stick together and you can defrost a few at a time as you need them.

  9. Emilia says:

    Simply scrumptious! I’m going to serve it to my friends tomorrow, as an appetizer. Do you know how long it keeps in the refrigerator?

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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