Italian Meatballs


2 pounds 80% lean ground beef
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
Italian parsley for garnish
Shredded parmesan cheese for serving


  1. In a small bowl, mix together kosher salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and onion powder. Set aside.
  2. Place ground beef, eggs and panko crumbs to a larger bowl. Add seasoning mixture and mix together with meat, eggs and panko using your hands or a fork. Mix lightly, but thoroughly.
  3. Using a larger cookie scoop, form your meatballs and place them on a parchment lined, large sheet pan.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes. When they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees, your meatballs are done.


Until next time, Kris