• 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Marinara sauce (optional)

Combine all ingredients (except oil) in a large bowl.  Mix just until combined. Form into small balls.

Add oil to a frying pan so that it lightly coats the bottom.  Fry meatballs in batches until cooked all the way through and crispy, about 5-7 minutes for medium sized meatballs. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel. Repeat until all meatballs are cooked.  

If serving with marinara sauce, add the fried meatballs to the simmering sauce about 1-2 hours before serving.

Note: To save some calories, spray a 9x13" baking sheet with cooking spray and bake these in a 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

by The Savvy Kitchen