Easy Meatballs

Easy Meatballs
4 pounds ground beef, thawed (Click here to find grassfed beef)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons dried basil (Click here to find basil)
2 teaspoons sea salt (Click here to find celtic sea salt)
4 dashes cayenne pepper (Click here to find cayenne pepper)
Mix seasoning and meat together. (It’s easiest to mix with bare hands.) Shape into balls, I like to do walnut sized meatballs. Fry over medium heat until browned on all sides and cooked through, approximately 30-45 minutes. (The larger the meatballs, the longer they will take to cook.)
It takes less time spent over the stove if you bake them, but they taste by far better if they are fried. I make such a large amount and then use leftovers for lunches or easy meals through the week.
Serve with wholesome bread and carrot salad and it makes a delicious meal!
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  1. Jeannie Sweeney on 01/26/2013 at 7:31 pm

    I’m gonna have to try these.. For some reason this pregnancy I am craving hamburger.. And my other pregnancies hamburger was detesting!! 🙂

  2. Annie Atkin Rasmussen on 01/26/2013 at 11:04 pm

    By “fry” them, do you mean in cooking oil / fat of some kind?

    • Rachel on 01/27/2013 at 12:22 am

      I’m not sure of the fat content in my meat, but I don’t have to use any oil, if I were using a lean ground beef, then I would fry them in oil. I guess I mean: cook them by rolling them around in a hot frying pan 🙂

    • Annie Atkin Rasmussen on 01/28/2013 at 1:19 am


  3. Toni on 12/26/2015 at 3:22 am

    Are these really cooked for 30-45 minutes? That seems like an awfully long time.

    • Rachel on 12/29/2015 at 1:12 am

      Yes, if it was in the oven, it would probably be less- but we like them crisp and caramelized on the outside, so it’s done in a frying pan and takes a bit longer. The smaller you make them, the faster they cook. 😉

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