baked meatballs in a bowl

Baked Homemade Meatballs

Baked homemade meatballs! These baked meatballs are succulent, meaty, beautifully browned and juicy to the last bite.

I probably say this a lot about the recipes I post that they are always a hit, apologies if you think this is unbecoming. Unfortunately, I can’t help it on this one. Any time I cook, and my daughter asks for a second helping or asks that I reserve some for lunch the next day, I know I am on to a winner.

baked meatballs in a bowl

These baked homemade meatballs are perfect for dinner, brunch or even as party finger food. By the way, do you know I have an e-Cookbook on party foods? The recipes in the book are tailored to suit your party needs and the recipes are easy to follow too. You can check it out here

Back to these succulent baked homemade meatballs, they are quick to make and can be eaten on its own. In fact, my daughter couldn’t get her hands off the meatballs after I baked them. I will post these baked meatballs recipe paired with tomato sauce later in the month. If you don’t fancy eating meatballs on its own, I have other meatballs recipe on the blog. My Nigerian style meatballs recipe is to die for and so is the suya meatballs also. You only need about 30 to 40 minutes to make these baked meatballs.

meatballs ingredients in a bowl

Meatballs are mostly made with half ground beef and pork. I only use beef to make mine as I have got a thing with pork meat. I sound like a hypocrite now because I absolutely love any processed pork products. Baked meatballs can be made ahead of time and they are likewise freezer friendly.

Tips to making a perfect meatballs

Preheat the oven

Do not over mix, with tender love and care you would have the juiciest meatballs ever

Keep the meatballs the same size for even cooking

Use a binder like egg or bread with milk to hold the shape of the meatballs. For this recipe, I used bread soaked in milk and egg to bind the meatballs

Don’t be afraid to add herbs and spices. There is nothing more painful than biting into bland food

 meatballs on a baking tray about to be baked

How to make these baked homemade meatballs

Preheat the oven at 200C and line a baking tray with baking paper or spray with oil

Soak the bread in the milk for about a minute

Add all the ingredients into a bowl, this includes the chopped herbs and spices. Gently mix them together till combined

Scoop the mince mixture into your palm and roll to form a small ball. Repeat this process till you exhaust the whole mince mixture. ALTERNATIVELY: you can use ice cream scoop so in that way, you are at least guaranteed equal sizes for the meatballs. Also remember to keep the meatballs small, this way they cook faster and don’t dry out.

Bake them in the oven between 15 to 20 minutes.

How to store it?

  • These meatballs keep well in the freezer, Ensure you let them cool completely before storing them in the freezer.
  • Use zip lock freezer bags, that way you can lay them in a single layer to save space.
  • These meatballs are great for meal planning as well as they keep for up to four days in the fridge.

Baked Homemade Meatballs

Baked homemade meatballs! These baked meatballs are succulent, meaty, beautifully browned and baked on the outside but juicy to the last bite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: British, Italian
Keyword: Baked meatballs, homemade meatball
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke| My Active Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 medium slice bread
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 Tsbp chilli flakes
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 large egg
  • salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 200C and line a baking tray with baking paper or spray with oil
    Soak the bread in the milk for about a minute
  • Add all the ingredients into a bowl, this includes the chopped herbs and spices. Gently mix them together till combined
  • Scoop the mince mixture into your palm and roll to form a small ball. Repeat this process till you exhaust the whole mince mixture. ALTERNATIVELY: you can use ice cream scoop so in that way, you are at least guaranteed equal sizes for the meatballs. Also remember to keep the meatballs small, this way they cook faster and don’t dry out.
  • Bake them in the oven between 15 to 20 minutes.

Notes

  • This recipe would make 20 small meatballs
  • Preheat the oven 
  • Do not over mix, with tender love and care you would have the juiciest meatballs ever
  • Keep the meatballs the same size for even cooking
  • Use a binder like egg or bread with milk to hold the shape of the meatballs. For this recipe, I used bread soaked in milk and egg to bind the meatballs
  • Don’t be afraid to add herbs and spices. There is nothing more painful than biting into bland food
  •  dip palm in water and shake off excess water to aid rolling the meatballs, alternatively, you can use oil

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