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Mini Meatballs with Basil-Garlic Sauce

Mini Meat Balls with Garlic and Basil Sauce

Erica Dinho
5 from 32 votes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine International
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup basil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper


  • To make the meatballs, In a large bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients . Knead with your hands until well mixed.
  • Shape the mixture into mini meatballs, set them on a baking sheet. Refrigerate until ready to bake.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the meatballs in the oven and bake, turning once with tongs until brown and crispy on both sides, about 15 minutes total. Remove the baking sheet from the broiler and transfer the meatballs to a platter.
  • To make the sauce, place all the sauce ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth.Serve the meatballs with the sauce on the side.
Keyword meatballs
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