I always thought pasta tastes just as good with crumbled ground beef so I never spent the time to make meatballs before. That is, until a few weeks ago when I felt like cooking something new. The meatball recipe I threw together is below.

Surprisingly, my meatballs actually turned out (it could have been beginner’s luck) and my husband liked it. He always says he likes the food I made, but I can tell he’s sometimes just being polite. This time, my husband ate some of the leftover meatballs for lunch the next day and he doesn’t usually eat lunch so I knew they weren’t terrible. 😂

It’s not going to be as satisfying to eat pasta without meatballs now… Why did I have to experiment and create extra work for myself?


Level: Easy | Time: 40 min | Servings: 4


  • 1 package of lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 green onion sliced into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1/3 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper (if you like spicy)


  1. Preheat your oven to 450F on “Bake”.
  2. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix them together.
  3. Grease a sheet pan with oil. (I put parchment paper on the pan first.)
  4. Scoop a chunk of ground beef with your hands and roll it into a ball. (The smaller each meatball is, the crispier they will be.)
  5. Place each meatball onto the pan so they are spaced out.
  6. When the oven reaches 450F, slide in the pan of meatballs.
  7. Bake the meatballs for 20-25 min or until the meatballs are slightly brown on the outside.
  8. Take the pan out of the oven and serve the meatballs as preferred. (I’m so original that I put the meatballs I cooked in tomato sauce and made spaghetti. 😜)

If you want a good side dish to make with this, check out my Air-Fried Jalapeño Poppers blog article.

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