Easy, Delicious Meatballs (aka Carnivore Cookies) in Under an Hour!


Dear readers, it is ‘Hunk of Meat Monday’ and yes, you read that right. You can prepare a delicious home-made beef meal in less than an hour. For reals. Also, why do we have names for tasty meat treats like ‘meatloaf’ and ‘meatballs’ instead of calling them, oh I dunno, CARNIVORE COOKIES?! That’s my new name for meatballs. And I’m calling meatloaf CARNIVORE CAKE from here on out. You’re welcome.

This week, I thought I’d share something that doesn’t require a crockpot – no offense Crockie, I still love you but sometimes you need something that tastes fresh, ya know?

I made this recipe because I wanted to see if it could compare to my grandmother’s meatball recipe, which I have no intention of sharing. Good news – these are fantastic! This is the second time I’ve made them and they were delicious both times and SO FANTASTICALLY SIMPLE. The great thing is that you could substitute pork, veal or lamb really easily, or do a combo. The next time I make them, I plan to combine pork and beef.

Buzzard’s Meatballs (aka Carnivore Cookies)

  • 1 lb hunk of meat ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp H2O
  • 1/2 c bread crumbs (I make a piece of toast, then tear apart and put in my food processor)
  • 1/4 c minced onions
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ~ 1 tsp garlic salt*
  • ~ 1 tsp Italian seasoning*

* Remember my inability to measure things? Note the approximation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s 177 degrees Celsius for my Aussie friends). In large bowl, combine all ingredients except meat and mix together.

Easy, Delicious Beef Meatballs in Under an Hour!
Doesn’t look like much but all those spices contribute to the delicious factor!

Add hunk of meat/ground beef, broken into chunks, and mush with your hands to combine.

Easy, Delicious Beef Meatballs in Under an Hour!
Mix it – mix it real good.

Form into meatballs and bake for 25-30 minutes for 1″ balls. If your balls are larger, it will take more time to bake them. Mine were larger than a golf ball so it took about 40 minutes (always use a meat thermometer and for ground beef recipes like this, the internal temp should be 165 F).

Easy, Delicious Beef Meatballs in Under an Hour!
Handsome little fellas

These could be really great for spaghetti or pasta or as a stand-alone meal. I like to prepare them as a meal and then serve with veggies and pasta on the side.

Meatballs and vegetables
Carnivore cookies aka meatballs

I hope you enjoy! Sound off below and let me know if you liked it!

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~

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2 responses to “Easy, Delicious Meatballs (aka Carnivore Cookies) in Under an Hour!”

  1. These look delish! My husband is opposed to meat that is shaped… meat balls, meat loaf, etc. I don't know what his deal is, because a hunk of meat sounds heavenly to me. I will have to make these while he is out of town on the stock show circuit!

    1. Sarah – for some reason I don't like meatloaf but I really like meatballs. Weird! Hope you like them!