Learn to make The Meatball Shop’s classic meatballs

Self-proclaimed as America’s Meatball Expert, The Meatball Shop‘s executive chef and co-owner Daniel Holzman teaches us to make meatballs. And they’re really good!

Check out our easy step-by-step recipe and whip up a batch for yourself.


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 pounds 80% lean ground beef

1 cup ricotta cheese

2 large eggs

½ cup bread crumbs

½ cup chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried

2 teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon ground fennel

Makes about 2 dozen 1 ½ -inch meatballs

Melissa Kravitz