baked italian meatballs

When I buy meatballs from the supermarket, I seem to always end up with these tough little strange balls which try to pass themselves off as “moist” meatballs.

Not. Good. Enough.

Added to that, these store-bought meatballs are not cheap either!

So, my solution?

Yep. Make my own meatballs.

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Meatballs are incredibly easy to make, and they can also be baked, then kept frozen until the time when you need them.

Recently, I did a live demo to show how the Samsung oven can be used to bake fantastically juicy meatballs.

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If you are short of space, a combi oven is a great way to go as it can perform so many functions, from baking to grilling to steaming and microwaving.

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And the Samsung MC35J088LT Combi, Grill Convection Microwave oven is a great choice because it works so well!

IMG_1366The secret ingredients to producing juicy meatballs are bread and milk.

It sounds really weird – adding bread and milk to meat, but it really works. You don’t taste the bread and the milk but they keep the meatballs moist.

Let me show you how to make these meatballs.

Tear up 2 slices of bread (I usually use the bread ends since no one eats them) and place them in a small bowl. Pour milk on the bread and let the bread soak up the milk for 15 minutes.

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Use a fork to break up the bread.

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Into a big bowl, add the minced meat, onion, garlic, egg, Parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper. Pour the bread and milk into the bowl.

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Add the chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley.

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Mix until well-combined.

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Roll into balls, the size of golf balls and place them onto a lined and lightly greased tray.

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Bake the meatballs at 180°C for 14-15 minutes, or until the meatballs are golden brown and the juices run clear.

Serve immediately, or freeze for later use. You can also use them to cook Spaghetti Bolognese with Meatballs!

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A lady who came to the demo declared that she will never buy store-bought meatballs again after having tasted the meatballs I made! That, my dear readers, really, is the highest praise ever! 🙂

Enjoy! 

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Baked Italian Meatballs
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Ingredients
  1. 500g boneless chicken thighs or pork, minced
  2. 30g Parmesan cheese, grated
  3. 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  4. 1 small onion, minced
  5. 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  6. 1 egg
  7. Salt, to taste
  8. Ground black pepper, to taste
  9. 2 slices bread, roughly torn
  10. 130ml milk
Instructions
  1. Tear up 2 slices of bread (I usually use the bread ends since no one eats them) and place them in a small bowl. Pour milk on the bread and let the bread soak up the milk for 15 minutes.
  2. Use a fork to break up the bread.
  3. Into a big bowl, add the minced meat, onion, garlic, egg, Parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper. Pour the bread and milk into the bowl. Add the chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley.
  4. Mix until well-combined.
  5. Roll into balls, the size of golf balls and place them onto a lined and lightly greased tray.
  6. Bake the meatballs at 180°C for 14-15 minutes, or until the meatballs are golden brown and the juices run clear.
  7. Serve immediately, or freeze for later use. You can also use them to cook Spaghetti Bolognese with Meatballs!
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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. It is a post that the Domestic Goddess Wannabe is sharing – the Samsung MC35J088LT Combi, Grill Convection Microwave oven is a great choice if you are looking for a compact table-top combi oven!

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