Recipes for baked meatballs include classic beef meatballs that use lean ground beef, easy meatballs with Italian bread crumbs, easy meatballs with Parmesan cheese and meatballs with a spicy homemade barbecue sauce. Baked meatballs typically include a filler such as bread crumbs or oats and use a variety of seasonings.
Classic baked meatballs combine 2 pounds of lean ground beef with 1 cup ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup bread crumbs and a mixture of seasonings such as oregano, parsley and red pepper flakes. After baking the meatballs, pour tomato sauce over the meatballs, and bake for another 15 minutes. An easy meatball recipe combines ground beef with Italian style breadcrumbs, chopped onion and Worcestershire sauce. This recipe makes 20 to 24 meatballs, which are baked 1-inch apart in a lined 13x9-inch baking dish. Ground turkey or chicken are suitable substitutes for ground beef.
Another simple baked meatball recipe is made with five ingredients and takes 15 minutes to prepare. To make cheesy meatballs combine 1 pound ground beef in a bowl with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 clove of garlic and chopped parsley. This recipe makes 12 meatballs that go nicely with pasta. Baked barbecue meatballs are prepared in two steps. Combine ground beef with quick oats, minced onions and seasonings, baking until firm. Combine barbecue sauce ingredients, and drizzle the sauce over meatballs.