Some delicious cocktail meatballs. (Jenn Segal)
Some delicious cocktail meatballs.

Jenn Segal

The G’s Recipes: Marvelous Meatballs

November 5, 2021

Hello and welcome to (or back to) The G’s Recipes! We’re two girls with a love for food. We’ll be posting recipes regularly, so come back for some delicious ideas. 

Everyone likes a good meatball. Here are our favorite meatball recipes and some delicious sides to go with them!

Making meatballs can be messy but well worth it!

You will need ½ cup of breadcrumbs, ½ cup of milk, 1 large egg, ½ grated parmesan cheese, ¼ cup of finely chopped fresh parsley leaves, 2 tsps of kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, 1 pound of ground meat of your choice (we prefer beef), ½ cup of finely chopped onion, and one clove of garlic.

  1. To start, mix the milk and breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Set aside the mix to allow the breadcrumbs to absorb the milk. 
  2. Whisk the egg until the yolk is broken up and mixed with the egg white. Add salt, pepper, parmesan, and parsley to the egg mixture and whisk. 
  3. Add the meat to the egg mixture. Use your hands to mix the meat and the egg mixture together. 
  4. Mince the clove of garlic, and add the garlic and onions to the breadcrumb mix. 
  5. Use your hands to mix the breadcrumb mix into the meatball mix. Be careful not to overwork your meat. Try to pinch it together rather than kneading it. 
  6. In a rimmed baking sheet, pinch off a piece of the meat mixture and roll it between your hands to form 1 ½ inch meatballs. Continue shaping the meat until it is all used. Place the meatballs on the baking sheet not touching. 
  7. Cook the meatballs and sauce of your choice in a crockpot for 2-3 hours on low. 
  8. Enjoy! 😉


Here are some amazing sauces to go with your amazing meatballs: 

First of all, a yummy Honey Garlic sauce.

You will need ¼ cup rice vinegar, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp liquid honey, 1 tbsp of minced garlic, ½ tbsp cornstarch, and 2 tbsp of water. 

  1. First, add all your ingredients to a medium mixing bowl. Then, whisk together until cornstarch and sugar dissolve. 
  2. In a shallow saucepan, stir in the sauce mixture. Heat over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it reaches your desired consistency. 
  3. Enjoy!


Another amazing and yummy tasting sauce to have with your meatballs is the sweet and sour sauce!

You will need ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of rice vinegar, ¼ cup ketchup, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp Cornstarch, and 2 ¼ cups of pineapple juice. 

  1. Add brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and 2 cups of pineapple juice to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and the remaining amount of pineapple juice together. Whisk, bring to a simmer, and wait until it reaches the desired consistency. 
  3. Enjoy!


The sauce we recommend is brown sugar and mustard! 

You will need ¾ cup Hy-Vee ketchup, 2 tbsp Hy-Vee yellow mustard, ¼ cup Hy-Vee white vinegar, and ⅓ cup packed Hy-Vee brown sugar.

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients
  2. Enjoy!

We hope y’all enjoyed our tasty homemade meatballs and our recommended sauces! See you guys next time! Hope you loved our touch of G spice! 


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