Beef and pepperoni meatballs


Bear with me because I was wingin it, but they came out so damn tasty that I had to share..

Meatball ingredients:

1lb ground beef 2 pepperoni sticks, diced 2 eggs 2c spinach, chopped 1c mozzarella 1/2c Parmesan 1/2 small yellow onion 1tbs chopped garlic Italian seasoning Salt & pepper Olive oil


1) preheat oven to 400f

2) sauté onions and garlic in olive oil, season to taste (s&p) – let cool to the touch

3) mix everything – ground beef, pepperoni, eggs, cheeses, spinach, seasoning, and sautéed o&g – in a large mixing bowl with your hands

4) form into balls, line up in a baking dish

5) bake at 400f for 25-35 min, depending on the size of your balls


Makes 4-6 large portions – about 3/4 of them shown, I had to use a second baking dish

I paired with a mushroom cream sauce – was not photogenic but was really delicious.

Cream sauce ingredients:

1c sliced mushrooms – I used an “exotic mix” which was 90% baby bellas 1tbs chopped garlic 2c heavy cream 1/2c Parmesan Salt and pepper Butter

Cream sauce recipe:

1) sauté mushrooms and garlic in butter – I used several tablespoons

2) add cream

3) add cheese

s&p to taste, but I add a bit at every stage

Made enough for 4 large servings. Could definitely use less per serving or add broth to stretch it out if it’s too many calories for you