You’ll need a pound of ground beef as the base for these meatballs, along with some panko breadcrumbs, a bit of water, and an egg to hold it all together. « The special ingredients in this recipe are the egg, and water-panko mixture, » Vergara explains. « They act as a binder as well as moisture so the meatballs don’t shrink while cooking and become tough. »
To add flavor to the meatballs, you’ll need some Parmesan cheese, a yellow onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. And, to add to the ease of the recipe, you don’t have to worry about building marinara from scratch — a jar of your favorite sauce will do the trick.