Homemade Beef and Pork Meatballs Recipe

Homemade Beef and Pork Meatballs Recipe

How To Make Homemade Beef and Pork Meatballs

Cooked in just 30 minutes, these homemade beef and pork meatballs in marinara sauce serve a juicy and flavorful dish using tomatoes, parmesan, and herbs.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1lbground beef
  • 1lbground pork
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • ½cuponion,finely diced
  • ½cupmilk
  • ½cupwhite bread
  • cupparmesan,finely grated
  • ¼cupparsley,chopped
  • 1egg
  • vegetable oil
  • 28ozcrushed tomatoes,(1 can)
  • 3clovesgarlic,finely sliced
  • 1sprigbasil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Make meatballs. Place bread pieces in a small bowl and pour milk over bread. Let sit for about 5 to 10 minutes until liquid is mostly absorbed.

  2. In a large bowl, combine pork and beef, soaked bread, garlic, onion, egg, ⅓ cup Parmesan and 2 tablespoons parsley. Season with salt and pepper and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.

  3. Form meat mixture into small balls, about a rounded tablespoon in size.

  4. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil. Heat oil over medium-high heat, then add the meatballs. Cook meatballs in batches for about 10 minutes per batch, until golden brown all over. Transfer browned meatballs to a paper towel-lined tray. Clean skillet.

  5. Make marinara. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and fry for about 3 minutes until golden. Stir in crushed tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Stir in basil. Bring to sauce simmer then add meatballs back to the skillet. Stir meatballs into sauce. Cover the skillet with a lid and let simmer for about 12 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.

  7. Serve warm over cooked spaghetti. Garnish with remaining parsley and Parmesan if desired.


  • Calories: 583.38kcal
  • Fat: 42.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.57g
  • Fiber: 3.27g
  • Sugar: 7.82g
  • Protein: 36.18g
  • Cholesterol: 148.04mg
  • Sodium: 825.11mg
  • Calcium: 311.73mg
  • Potassium: 922.83mg
  • Iron: 4.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 85.80µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.70mg
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