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Jumbo Beef Meatballs with sauce
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Juicy Jumbo Oven-Baked Meatballs

Are you searching for an easy oven-baked meatball recipe the whole family will love? These jumbo meatballs are so moist and juicy, everyone will be begging for seconds! They pair perfectly with a delicious bowl of pasta, or fresh steamed veggies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef meatballs, cheese stuffed meatballs, Oven-baked meatballs
Servings: 12 meatballs
Calories: 371cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $8


  • Large Baking Sheet


  • 3 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 onion yellow, small, diced
  • 1 egg large size
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 24 oz pasta sauce


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. This will make clean up easy because the pan will be greasy.
  • Add your meat and ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Using clean hands, mix the meat and ingredients together until combined.
  • Form jumbo balls that are about 1/4 lb each.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Add meatballs to sauce, or your preferred meal side.


Meatballs are done baking when they reach a temperature over 160°F. The easiest way to tell, is to stick a food thermometer into the center of one and check.
Another way to tell if your meatballs are done baking is to look for a browned outer crust and that there are no pink juices running from them while cooking. They should only have clear juices running from them and be semi-firm to the touch.
It’s okay if your meatballs are slightly pink on the inside. Just make sure they aren’t cool and/or soft on the inside. As a matter of fact, the best way to confirm they’re okay to eat is by measuring the temperature to ensure they are above 160°F when cooking.
We added ours to a serving dish with homemade, warmed sauce. You can serve these in a bun as meatballs subs, with steamed veggies, mashed potatoes, baked fries or with pasta.
These meatballs can be frozen raw. Simply form the balls as you would to cook, but place them in freezer on the baking sheet unbaked to freeze solid. This will take 90 minutes. Once they are frozen, place them in an air-tight freezer bag with baking instructions. 


Serving: 3meatballs | Calories: 371cal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3mg