Italian Meatballs Recipe

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Italian meatballs

Carrie Knudsen

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@cknudsen1

This is the result of trying all sorts of different meatballs, and I finally am happy with this! I dont use measurements, so I will try my best to get everything right.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
meatloaf mix (ground beef and ground pork)
1
half onion, grated
1
egg
3/4 c
french bread turned into crumbs
3 clove
garlic minced or crushed
2 Tbsp
fresh basil chopped fine
salt and pepper
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
olive oil for browning meatballs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350
In a large mixing bowl, add meat and grate onion over meat. In a food processor or chopper, place the french bread in and turn into fine breadcrumbs. (you could use store bought, but I find a big taste difference)Chop the garlic into very fine pieces or crush if you have a garlic crusher. Chop the basil into fine pieces as well. Add all the rest of the ingredients (except olive oil) and work through with your hands.
2
Form into balls (golf ball size) and place in a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Brown the meatballs on all sides using a large spoon to help hold their shape.
3
Place the meatballs on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. You can also add your favorite pasta sauce over the meatballs before baking, just use a larger baking dish. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Italian