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The Perfect Meatball

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Overall Time:1-1:15 hour

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cooked Time: 40-45 Minutes

Oven Temperature: 400 Degree Fahrenheit / 200 Degree, Celsius (first step)



½ pound ground veal

½ pound ground pork

1 pound ground beef


1 ¼ seasoned bread crumbs


½ cup of grated parm

1 egg


2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley

2 tablespoons chopped basil


1 Small Onion


2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400

  2. Cut Garlic in half and wrap in foil, put in the oven

  3. Chop your parsley and basil

  4. Dice your onion (as small as you can, think about what you would want to bite into)

  5. Take out your garlic when it is mushy and smells very fragrant (can take from 15-45)

  6. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until fully combined

  7. Line a Sheet Pan with Foil

  8. Take an ice cream scoop and scoop your meatballs (they don’t have to be far apart from one another on the sheet pan)

  9. MINDFULNESS ACTIVITY: count each time you scoop a meatball, every fifth scoop smile and say something you are proud of

  10. Put these in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the middle looks like a well done hamburger

  11. Broil for 1-3 Minutes (keep a close close eye because this goes quickly) look for a golden brown top

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