Homemade Meatballs

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Meatballs! I really like meatballs, but the thought of eating mystery meat has always bothered me, which is why I hardly ever eat meatballs that I didn’t make. Meatballs are so easy to make, and freeze really well in the freezer, which makes it great for those days where you just don’t feel like doing much cooking.

I like my meatballs meaty (not too much breadcrumbs), soft, and also packed with flavor. However, the best part about a homemade meatball is the crunchy crust around the meatball – mmmmm… that’s always a winner!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound minced beef (or half beef and half pork, or any combination of minced meat)
  • 2 slices dried bread (or breadcrumbs)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • [optional] 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • [optional] red pepper flakes
  • oil for frying

Directions
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Cut up the bread pieces into smaller chunks, and pulverize in a food processor until it resembles the texture of rough sand.

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Add all the ingredients to the minced meat, and mix everything to combine.

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In a heated pan, add oil, and shape the meatball mixture into golf-ball sized spheres.

Place the meatballs into the pan, and turn the meatballs over once the underside turns golden-brown.

When the entire meatball is golden-brown, fry for 2 more minutes, then remove from heat and place on a plate with a paper towel to drain away excess oil.

Serve and enjoy!

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