In this video recipe we’ll share these easy Parmesan Meatballs in a Cast Iron Skillet. And the cast iron is the real key here…
The great thing about this skillet is that we can brown the meatballs on the stove and then bake them, all without switching a pan…..the results are incredibly tender and tasty meatballs just like your Nonna used to make…check it out!
- Hey everybody, I'm Joey and today we're gonna make some good old fashioned American meatballs in a cast iron skillet now let's turn up the heat! ♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪ ♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪ ♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪ ♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪ - Meatballs are easy to make and they're delicious too, which are two hallmarks of comfort food everywhere. Hell, they're so easy, even my mother-in-law can make them. And they're so versatile you're really only limited by your own creativity. Except for the meat, I mean, they are called meatballs, so yeah, the meat, it's kind of important. Today, we're using all natural ground beef. I've used pork or veal, but beef works just fine. Let's go ahead and add the ingredients. First, we're gonna start with the eggs. Next, we're gonna add a quarter cup milk, couple tablespoons of chopped garlic, some green onions right here, also a quarter cup, quarter cup of breadcrumbs, half a cup of ground Parmesan and just a little bit of parsley, a pinch of salt, okay maybe two pinches of salt, and some black pepper, and a little bit of Worcestershire. Next it's time to get dirty, let's mix these up. Now that it's all mixed together it's time to roll these into balls. Grab a plate, little bit of meat, and I like mine about the size of a tennis ball. Now I don't know what it is about food rolled into balls that people love so much. I mean, we see it all across the country and it has nothing do do with even meat. Some people roll falafel, mozza balls, cheesy puffs, I don't know what it is, but people love 'em and these meatballs are no different, they're gonna be so tasty and tender. Now we're ready to cook. The first thing we're gonna do is preheat our oven to 350 degrees because we're gonna need the stove top and the oven to make this dish. Next we're gonna add just a little bit of olive oil to the pan to make sure that the meatballs don't stick. Next, let's add the meatballs and we're going to sear them for about two minutes, one to two minutes per side. As I've said before the cast iron pan is the most versatile one in the kitchen. If you don't own one you should pause this video and go buy one right now. As a matter of fact we have a huge selection in our store at RedMeatLover.com. This pan can go directly from the stove to the oven no problem. Can you hear that sound at home? If you can, that is the sound of tasty, love that sound. Okay, now let's remember, don't play with your balls while they cook. Allow them to sear one to two minutes per side before flipping and we're gonna do this on three sides before we put 'em in the oven. They should be just about ready. Okay, now that these are nicely seared on about three sides, I'm gonna go ahead and get 'em in the oven for eight to 10 minutes. That's it, just leave 'em in there and let 'em cook, like I said, for eight to 10 minutes. While that's not a lot of time it is plenty of time to go to our website, RedMeatLover.com, and sign up for our newsletter. If you do, you'll be registered to win one of our awesome meaties. It's a fantastic shirt for grilling or just laying around the house, you'll be glad you did. All right, these have been in the oven for 10 minutes now so let's go ahead and pull 'em out. Next, let's cut one open and see what it looks like. Look at that, juicy and tender. Those look fantastic. Now that we know that they're cooked, it's time to eat. These go great with of course, 'sketti and sauce or awesome on a sandwich. You'll be crushing dinnertime like never before. Not only are they great to eat at dinner they're also great to eat after dinner as a leftover or just for dessert because who doesn't like meatballs for dessert? Seriously though, cover these with a little bit of Parmesan and parsley, you'll be glad you did. Our motto at Red Meat Lover is, any cut of meat, any type of heat. Which supports our belief that there are many right ways to cook and prepare the meats. We would love your feedback in the comments below or you can send them directly to me, Joey@RedMeatLover.com. If you liked our video please give us a thumbs up, like, right below this or subscribe to our YouTube channel for future updates. And remember, it takes balls to live life to the fullest. Carpe meatballs, I'll see you next time. ♪ La, la, la, la, la, la, la ♪
Meatballs are an American classic found on the dinner tables of families across the nation. Why?
Because, they’re easy to make AND delicious too – the hallmarks for comfort food everywhere.
One of the reasons Parmesan meatballs are so easy to make is because they’re so versatile – you’re really only limited by your own creativity. Oh, and meat…you’ll need that….they are meatballs so the meat is kinda important.
In this video recipe we’re using beef but there’s a ton of different ingredients that can be used to make really unique tasting outcomes. Pork, veal, and lamb are other common ingredients for making meatballs.
Parmesan Meatballs Recipe
- 1.5 lbs ground beef
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 2 Eggs, mixed
- 1/4 cup diced green onions
- 1 TBSP chopped parsley
- 1 TBSP minced garlic
- 1 TSP salt
- .5 or 1 TSP pepper
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 TBSP Olive Oil
- Put all ingredients together in a large bowl, except olive oil, and hand mix together until well blended
- Roll into meatballs – I like mine about the size of tennis balls. This should make about 8 – 10 meatballs.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
- Coat skillet with olive oil and warm over high heat
- Once skillet is heated, place meatballs in and reduce heat to medium-high heat.
- Brown meatballs for for 1 – 2 min / side (4)
- Place in oven for 10 – 12 minutes or until fully cooked
- Remove from pan and enjoy!
Remove and sprinkle some more parmesan cheese on top for good measure. Serve with some sgetti and sauce and boom! You’ll be crushing dinner time like never before.
These are very tender and tasty, perfectly cooked….your peeps will love them for sure. Not only are they easy to make, but they’re the perfect leftover too.