Sarah's Kitchen Creations: Italian Ground Beef Meatballs

Try this budget-friendly recipe highlighting our Co+op Basic's grassfed Thousand Hills Ground Beef. These meatballs are a great addition to any Italian pasta dish and are super quick to make!

What you need for Italian Ground Beef Meatballs:

1 package grassfed Thousand Hills Ground Beef

1 local and organic yellow onion, Blue Moon Farm

2 cloves organic garlic

1/2 cup grated Grana Padano Parmesan cheese

1 local egg, Featherlane

3 T. organic Field Day olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

1/4 cup finely chopped local and organic parsley, Blue Moon Farm

2 sprigs local thyme

1 T. dried oregano

Serve with Homemade Carrot Tomato Sauce and cooked Field Day pasta


1) Mince garlic and dice onions. In a small skillet, heat 1 T. olive oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until tender. Cool slightly. 

2) Grate parmesan cheese, and add to a large bowl with ground beef, an egg, oregano, chopped parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper and mix thoroughly with your hands. Shape into 1.5 inch balls.

3) Cook the meatballs in a big skillet with olive oil while flipping to different sides or if you'd rather bake the meatballs, you can place them on a baking sheet and cook for up to 20 minutes at 350F.

4) Once meatballs are fully cooked, serve them with cooked pasta and Homemade Carrot Tomato Sauce.

Healthy Food For All People

Have you heard about our Food For All Program? It is our community program with the mission of providing access to healthy food for all people. It provides free Co-op education classes, an affordable shopping guide of our Co-op Basics pantry staples list, free Co-op ownership and Food For All membership, a 10% discount on produce and Co+op Basics purple tagged items, and delicious recipes.