Meatballs – 5 Ways

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 2, 2011

Up next in the “5 Ways” series…meatballs! These are another versatile food that do really well with “mixing and matching!”

Here are a few options for your meatballs…

1. Herbed Meatballs

2. Spinach Meatballs

3. Asian or Sweet and Sour Meatballs

4. BBQ Meatballs in the Slow Cooker

5. Meatball Subs

OK…here’s a question for you!

How many eggs do you add to your meatballs?!

There is nothing worse that a dry meatball! Try adding an extra egg to the next recipe you try and see if it makes a difference in how moist and delicious they turn out.  I’ve noticed a big difference since adding 2 eggs to my meatballs, as opposed to 1 egg.

Try it and let us know how you like it!

Do tell – What is your favorite way to make meatballs?! Feel free to leave your recipe in the comments or Linky.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Catherine February 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

Chicken meatballs to be added to Italian Wedding Soup. Use this recipe: for the meatballs and substitute ground chicken for the other meats.


Susan February 2, 2011 at 10:11 am

i make my meatballs the same way i make my meatloaf. 1 egg but LOTS of veggies and other things added in. i guess i’ll have to make a post on my blog


Mandi February 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I have a recipe for meatballs and tomato sauce that I made the wrong way the first time I made them. The recipe said to make the meatballs, brown them, then add 1/4 cup of red wine to the pan to deglaze it. I didn’t read the directions but stirred the wine into the meatball mixture. They were so moist and delicious! I’ve made them that way ever since.


Jessica February 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I started subbing oatmeal for the bread crumbs in my meatball recipes when we thought our youngest had a wheat allergy. They turn out super moist. The allergy days are behind us, but I’ll never go back!


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