I am going to share my famous meatball recipe. Usually, I just grab and throw the spices into the mix, but I am giving you some more precise measurements for the recipe. You can adjust the portions to your liking. All the spices are dried.
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon basil
1 Tablespoon oregano
1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon parsley
1 (23.9 oz.) jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce. I like to use marinara
Mix all of the ingredients except the spaghetti sauce in a bowl. Cover the bottom of a 2 1/2 to 3 quart sauce pot with spaghetti sauce. Roll about 1 tablespoon of the meat mixture into balls about 1 1/2 inch in diameter and put the meatballs into the pot. Cover the meatballs with the remaining sauce. If the sauce is thick I put a little water in the jar, shake it up to get the remaining sauce in the jar, and pour it into the pot. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Serve with spaghetti or on rolls.
Makes about 18 meatballs.
Mix ground beef and spices.
Place meatballs in pot on layer of sauce.
Cover with remaining sauce and simmer.
Serve with pasta or on rolls.