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Classic Meatballs

A classic meatball recipe using ground chuck and sweet Italian sausage

Old-fashioned baked meatballs made with ground beef, Italian sausage, cheese, and seasonings. Classic Meatballs are perfect for a flavorful family meal. Serves 4.


3/4 pound Certified Angus Beef ® ground chuck
1/4 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage (skin removed)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large egg
2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup tomato sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, Italian sausage, bread crumbs, Parmesan, garlic, egg, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper by hand.
  3. Form into 16 meatballs approximately 1 1/2-inch in diameter (can be made a day ahead, stored in refrigerator). Coat bottom of a 9 x 12-inch baking dish with tomato sauce and line with meatballs.
  4. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Turn each meatball upside down and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. Use an instant read thermometer to confirm meatballs are fully cooked. (160° F internal temperature)