Authentic Italian Meatball Recipe

Who doesn’t love a delicious Authentic Italian Meatball Recipe? This easy Meatball Recipe is perfect for any night of the week.  It only takes 30 minutes to make, whether it’s for meatball sandwiches or the traditional spaghetti and meatball dinner. 

Meatballs can be made with different types of meat, whether it’s with ground beef, chicken, or turkey they are always delicious.  They can be put in soups, casseroles, or just as a sandwich. 

The Secret to a GOOD Meatball!

  • Make sure ground meat has a little bit of fat or else the meatballs will become dry. A good percentage is 85% Lean / 15% Fat, you can go as high as 90% Lean / 10% Fat anything more will become dry. 
  • Combine the ingredients together don’t over mix them.  If you mix the ingredients too much the meatballs will be tough. 
  • I like using a medium ice cream scooper or a 1 1/8 inch meatball roller.  Keeping Meatballs all the same size will ensure they cook evenly.
  • Season Meatballs to your taste, this is the Authentic Italian Meatball Recipe but please feel free to add any other seasonings you like.  Once I even add some hot peppers to turn up the heat a little and they were delicious. 

Other Ingredients You Can Add

Here is a list of other ingredients you can add or switch up with when making an Authentic Italian Meatball Recipe. 

  • Minced Garlic
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Dried Oregano
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cajun Seasoning 
  • Bacon
  • Get Creative Jelly

Make a large batch and freeze some for additional nights of the week.  Serve with any type of garlic bread goes well with this dish.


Authentic Italian Meatball Recipe

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Beef, Dinner, Easy, Easy Meal, Italian Meatballs, Meatballs, Quick
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 4 serving sizes Pasta of your choice
  • 1 28 oz can Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 pkg Garlic Bread

Meatball Spices

  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1/2 cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup Diced Onion

Sauce Spices

  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp Sugar To cut the acidity of the tomatoes


Sauce Mixture

  • Pour 1 - 28oz Whole Peeled Tomatoes into a food processor and pulse until desired thickness
  • Pour tomatoes into a bowl and add the Sauce Spices listed above and mix well, then set aside

Meatball Mixture

  • Mix all Meatball Spices listed above with the ground beef
  • Roll each one into golf ball size meatballs
  • Pre-heat Copper Chef Pan over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes
  • Add each meatball to the Copper Chef Pan and brown for 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Pour your homemade sauce over the meatballs in the Copper Chef Pan
  • Simmer for 20-25 minutes on medium heat or until done stirring occasionally


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