Grilled Meatballs Recipes Perfect For Any Occasion

Meatballs are easy to make and they’re loved by kids and adults alike. If you want to take a break from steaks, hot dogs or pork chops on your next barbecue session, go for grilled meatballs – it won’t take too much of your time and you’ll end up with a fulfilling barbecue dinner!

These 2 grilled meatballs recipes are perfect for any occasion:

Herb and Parmesan Grilled Meatballs

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground chuck
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a large mixing bowl, combine thoroughly the ground chuck, egg, garlic, Parmesan, bread crumbs, onion, basil and parsley using clean hands. Season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Form into 1-inch meatballs then arrange on a grill tray. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. When ready, brush the meatballs with olive oil and cook on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat, lid down, until cooked through (about 12 to 15 minutes). Serve with your sauce of choice or over pasta.

Smoky Italian-Style Meatball

What you need:

  • 1 kilogram ground chuck
  • 1/4 kilogram ground pork
  • 2 strips bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups crustless cubed white bread
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Fresh basil leaves, for serving
  • Marinara sauce, for serving

Mix the bread and milk in a bowl. Squeeze milk out of the bread and discard remaining milk. Set aside. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat and cook bacon, garlic and onion until bacon is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Add the mixture to the bowl with the bread and allow to cool. Add the ground chuck, ground pork, Parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Oil your hands with olive oil and for the mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Arrange meatballs on a grill grate and cook on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat until cooked through, about 25 to 30 minutes. Pour marinara sauce over grilled meatballs and serve with fresh basil leaves.

Try any of these delicious grilled meatballs recipes and you will be surely satisfied!



Source by Adrian T. Cheng

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