I called this recipe Amazing Meatballs because they were just that. We were actually testing a recipe called Best Baked Meatballs and we can’t argue.
We were shocked by how light and delicious they were. To go with the meatballs we made linguine noodles and garlic bread. Next time we are going get some french bread and provolone or fresh mozzarella and make sandwiches.
In your first bowl combine:
1/2 Cup Fresh Ricotta
2 Tbls chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of ground fennel
1 tsp chili pepper flakes
2 tbls oregano
2 cloves of garlic minced
4 tbls of Parmesan cheese
In 2nd bowl:
2 lbs of ground beef 80/20
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp of salt
Preheat oven to 425 and grease your baking dish. After mixing both bowls separately, combine the two and mix gently together.
Roll your meatballs into desired size balls (ours were golf ball size), drizzle with a little olive oil. Place meatballs on baking sheet next to each other.
Bake for 20 minutes then take out and drain extra fat. Spoon your favorite red sauce over each meatball and bake another 15 minutes.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
The original recipe came from Chop Happy.