Monday, April 2, 2012

Fresh Meatballs

These tasty little nuggets are easy and delicious. They have a surprise ingredient, that takes it to another level: cinnamon. Maybe you all have been paring cinnamon with your ground beef for years, but it was new to me and surprisingly good! I modified the recipe from here. Feel free to use mine, hers or make it your own. If you find another idea, send it my way! I love to hear other people's ideas.

Fresh Meatballs
1 1/2 pound ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 T oregano
1 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 T cinnamon
1 tsp onion powder
* The recipe called for 1 egg, I didn't use it and the meatballs turned out awesome and held together without any trouble.

Pre Heat Oven to 450 degrees

- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

- Roll meat into aprox 1 inch meatballs. Place onto cookie sheet.

- Cook for 15 min. About 1/2 way through I turned them so they didn't brown too much on one side.

- Remove from the oven and enjoy. Taking it to a party? Simply put the meatballs in a crock pot on low to keep warm.


  1. These are SO easy to make! If you accidental put in too much cumin they are still awesome. I also added some italian seasoning because I didn't have fresh parsley and only had a tiny bit of dried parsley. The cinnamon was smelling up my kitchen!

    1. Love it- there are so many great variations!

  2. Sweet! I was just thinking bummer I don't have parsley but I do have Italian seasoning!! Looking forward to making these, they look delicious!

  3. Oh, I am sure the italian seasoning will work perfectly! It is just for flavor, nothing fancy. Enjoy. :)