Rick's Italian Meatballs


Rick's Italian Meatballs

For quick and easy meatball recipe goodness, Rick's Italian meatballs can't be beat. Mix 'em up, nuke 'em, and you're all set. Microwave recipes make dinner a breeze!


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Cooking Time8 min


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 can Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne red pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs


  1. Mix eggs, seasonings, catsup together and then mix in Parmesan cheese.
  2. Blend seasoning mix thoroughly with meat and then add bread crumbs and form meatballs — about 1 1/2-inch size. Makes about 10-12 depending on size.
  3. Cook in microwave 4 minutes and then turn over and cook another 4 minutes in microwave.
  4. Eat and enjoy. Freeze any extras and reheat in microwave as needed.


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