Perfect Meatballs

Perfect Meatballs

Perfect Meatballs

This method of baking ground beef meatballs in the oven with beef broth makes for moist, slightly crispy, delicious meatballs that come out perfect every time.

Course Main Course
Keyword beef, dinner, meat
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 meatballs


  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded parmesan
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup beef broth divided
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees

  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, reserving about 3/4 cup of beef broth

  3. Mix together until well incorporated, keeping in mind not to overwork the meat too much

  4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or grease with butter

  5. Roll meatballs into about 1-inch balls, using either your hands or a cookie scoop

  6. Pour remaining beef broth around meatballs on baking sheet

  7. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the edges of the meatballs are just starting to brown

Recipe Notes

These meatballs freeze pretty well, but they’re so tasty you probably won’t have any leftovers.

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