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Spicy Meatballs

Spicy Meatballs

Make sure you don't overwork the meat. Mix it just enough to combine the ingredients.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword meatballs, spicy
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 533kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flake or more
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic finely grated
  • 2 large eggs
  • splash milk
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil for frying


  • Place all ingredients except for the oil into a large bowl.
  • Using your hands, combine everything thoroughly, but try to not overwork the meat.
  • Form the mixture into small balls. Depending on how you plan on using them, you may want small or large balls. It's all up to you.
  • Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, fry the meatballs until golden brown and cooked through, with an internal temperature of 160 F. Flip the meatballs once or twice while cooking to brown on all sides.
  • Transfer cooked meatballs to a plate and continue cooking the remaining ones.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 3mg