Homemade Pork Meatballs

I came up with this recipe one night when I had a giant craving for meatballs. I tend to be a pasta purist, just pasta and marinara sauce– boring, I know. But that night I had a hankering for meatballs and I knew I had ground pork in the fridge so I figured why not give it a shot? Going off the knowledge I’d gleaned from hours of Food Network marathons and Chopped episodes I managed to throw together a pretty tasty bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. I jotted down what I’d done and got to dining. A few weeks later I gave the recipe another go and found even without a craving the meatballs hit the spot nicely. Now I am proud to present the recipe to you.

 

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Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs

 

Yield: Fifteen 1-inch meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. Ground Pork
  • 1/2 Small Onion (diced)
  • 1/2 Beaten Egg
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning (marjoram, basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, savory, sage)
  • 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1/3 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. oil (olive oil or canola oil work well)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine all of the ingredients except for the oil and mix to combine.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating up, preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  3. Add the meatballs to the pan and cook until the bottoms have browned. Turn the meatballs until they have browned on each side and then transfer to an oven-safe baking dish.
  4. Once all of the meatballs are in the dish, cover with tinfoil and place in a 350ºF oven for 15 minutes or until they are cooked all the way through.
  5. Once the meatballs are cooked through and there is no pink showing transfer to a plate and serve.

Enjoy!

Homemade Pork Meatballs

  • Servings: fifteen meatballs
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. Ground Pork
  • 1/2 Small Onion (diced)
  • 1/2 Beaten Egg
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning (marjoram, basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, savory, sage)
  • 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1/3 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. oil (olive oil or canola oil work well)

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine all of the ingredients except for the oil and mix to combine.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating up, preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  3. Add the meatballs to the pan and cook until the bottoms have browned. Turn the meatballs until they have browned on each side and then transfer to an oven-safe baking dish.
  4. Once all of the meatballs are in the dish, cover with tinfoil and place in a 350ºF oven for 15 minutes or until they are cooked all the way through.
  5. Once the meatballs are cooked through and there is no pink showing transfer to a plate and serve.

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