Homemade Meatballs


  • 800 g Beef Mince
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 cup Bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Onion Minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  • In a large bowl combine the egg, water, bread crumbs, onion, salt, and pepper and combine. Add the ground beef that has been broken into chunks, and mix gently, but thoroughly, with your hands to combine.
  • Form this mixture into meatballs about 1-inch in diameter and place on a broiler pan or a pan with sides topped with a wire rack.
  • Bake at 180 C for 25 to 30 minutes until meatballs register 80 C on a meat thermometer.


If you prefer a bit more flavour, add some dried herbs: basil, oregano, thyme, and/or marjoram are all good choices. 
You can also make this recipe with ground pork or ground chicken or turkey or a combination of any of those meats. 
You can either cool and store in the fridge up to 3 days, use in recipes right away, or freeze for later use.
To freeze, cool for about an hour, then chill in the fridge until cold. Place the meatballs on a cookie sheet and freeze solid. Then pack into hard-sided freezer containers, label with the recipe name and date, and freeze up to a year. You can use them straight out of the freezer in many recipes, or thaw in the fridge overnight and then use.