Homemade Meatballs

These meatballs are roughly based on Alton Brown’s meatloaf recipe which you can probably find online via Google.

Homemade Meatballs


2 carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
1 medium onion, peeled and cut into large pieces
3 stalks celery, cut into large pieces
3 whole cloves garlic
6 oz. panko crumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 lbs. “meatloaf mix” (ground beef, pork & veal)
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg

Combine carrots, onion, celery & garlic in the bowl of a food processor and pulse under ground fine. Place in a large bowl along with the other ingredients. Use hands to combine all the ingredients making a point to not mush the ground meat. The goal is to incorporate all the veg & panko into the ground beef.

Using a disher rough form the meatballs and place them 2 13×9 glass baking pans. You’ll get around 30 meatballs. Once all are dished roll each one to form a ball.

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350&def;F.

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