Juicy Beef Meatballs

Perfect fluffy meatballs
Perfect fluffy meatballs
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14oz Ground beef minced
3oz Ground pork
1 Onion
2 cloves Garlic crushed
1 cup Breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
1 Eggs
1/4 cup Parsley chopped leaves
3/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper
For the sauce
24oz Pureed tomatoes
2 cloves Garlic
3/4 cup Onion diced
1/2 cup Water
1 tsp Red chili crushed
3 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
To serve
4 portions Pasta
to taste Parmesan cheese
to taste Parsley chopped

Nutritional information

  • For the sauce

  • To serve

Juicy Beef Meatballs


Juicy Beef Meatballs in a garlicky tomato sauce, over a bed of pasta and topped with a good grating of parmesan – sounds pretty awesome right? Well here’s my recipe for making those perfect meatballs – juicy, beefy and super tasty. I add a bit of pork mince to mine for the extra flavor and fat content, but you don’t have to. This tomato sauce is also a classic – onions, garlic, herbs and a little hit of chili intensify the flavor and makes it the perfect match to coat the meatballs with.

This recipe makes enough to serve 4 comfortably but I often double it when I have the lads coming round for a game night – we get through it pretty easily!

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So, how to cook Juicy Beef Meatballs?

Steps to make Juicy Beef Meatballs


Combine the onion and the bread


Peel and grate the onion into a large bowl. You should end up with around 1/2 cup of onion, and its juices. Combine the bread with the onion and set aside for around 5 minutes, so the bread soaks up all the onion juice.


Form the meatballs


Add all the remaining meatball ingredients to the bowl and mix well together. Using a tablespoon, take a spoonful of the mixture at a time and shape into a ball with your hands. Repeat until you have used all the mixture, placing the meatballs on a plate or tray.


Cook the meatballs


Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over a medium high heat. Place the meatballs in the pan - you may need to do this in batches - and fry for 3-4 minutes, gently turning them, until they are browned all over but not cooked inside. Remove them with a slotted spoon to a plate.


Cook the onions and garlic


Add another tablespoon of oil to the same pan. Add the onion and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring, until it becomes soft. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute.


Bring the sauce together


Add the remaining ingredients for the sauce and stir together. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.


Add the meatballs to the sauce


Add the meatballs and their juices back into the pan, lower the heat and leave to cook in the sauce for 8 - 10 minutes, giving an occasional stir. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.


Cook pasta


In the meantime, cook the pasta according to the package instructions, until al dente.




Divide the pasta between the plates. Top with a good helping of meatballs and sauce, and sprinkle over some parsley and parmesan.

What do you think of my Juicy Beef Meatballs and tomato sauce? Hope you love them as much as I do! Let me know in the comments section and tag #cookmerecipes in your photos!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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