I do love meatballs. They always make such a tasty meal.
My only concern is that as they are often pan fried they can be quite heavy. This version is lighter as they are baked with a sprinkle of olive oil. They are also tender, moist and very tasty.
This recipe comes from my mum and if I have to make meatballs I often do them in this way. It is very straightforward, it is quick and it does not make too much mess in my kitchen.. and that's a bonus!
Serve with green salad.
- Prep Time : 25 minutes
- Cook Time : 25 minutes
Preheat the oven at 200 C or 374 F.
In a food processor, or using a knife chop finely the parsley and the garlic.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well using your hands. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil and continue mixing incorporating your ingredients well.
Shape the mixture into small balls and line them up on a baking tray. Smear your tray with olive oil or use a sheet of baking paper.
Sprinkle a tsp of breadcrumbs on each ball and drizzle with olive oil. Cover and seal the tray tightly with tinfoil (this will prevent the meat from getting dry during cooking).
Cook for 25 minutes. Serve warm.