Rosemary Thyme Balsamic Meatballs

This delicious meatball appetizer recipe is a great holiday appetizer recipe or a general recipe for healthy meatballs, these Rosemary Thyme Balsamic Meatballs really are perfect for every occasion!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 20 meatballs 1x
Category: Appetizer
Method: Stove-Top
Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat a castiron skillet over medium/high heat and add olive oil.
  2. Then, place beef, egg, breadcrumbs, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and salt in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix together so that everything is fully combined.
  3. Use a tablespoon scoop to form meatballs in your palms. Then, place on heated cast iron skillet and repeat until meat mixture is gone.
  4. Use tongs to turn meatballs until all sides have browned. Add balsamic vinegar and turn heat down to medium.
  5. Let meatballs cook in the balsamic vinegar for 6-9 minutes, rotating meatballs every couple minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and serve as an appetizer or for dinner!


  • Make sure you don’t overcook your meatballs or they will become tough.


  • Serving Size: 1/20
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 315
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 10
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 7


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