Meatballs My Way

Eddie Szczerba


I usually make these when I'm making my tomato sauce.I like to brown the meatballs,(I lightly fry them)then finish cooking them in the sauce! I add sweet italian sausage too!

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15 Min


1 Hr


Stove Top


2 lb
ground chuck
1 lb
ground veal
1 c
chopped flat leaf parsley
1 Tbsp
salt and pepper
2 c
canola oil
1 1/2 c
romano cheese, grated
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried
4 clove
minced garlic
4 c
fresh bread crumbs/ coarsely chopped
1 1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

You'll need a large mixing bowl and a large frying pan,preferably a non-stick pan and a good sized pot of your favorite marinara sauce. You'll also need a pair of tongs to work the meatballs with,a large bowl lined with paper towels to absorb the excess fat from the fried meatballs,you don't want your sauce to be greasy!
Add the meats to the bowl,then all of the spices,garlic,and the herbs and the cheese.Mix well. In a separate bowl mix the bread crumb with the milk,then add to the seasoned meat,incorporate everything well.Hint: If you own a counter top Kitchen-Aid mixer,use it! So much easier!
Now that you have the mixture ready,time to brown them in the heated oil,350 degrees.Roll the meatballs using a number two ice cream scoop or you hands that have been moistened with a little water. This prevents the meat from sticking to your hand and you get a smoother,more round meatball that way. Brown them on all sides,moving to a bowl lined with paper towels to absorb the excess fat.If you prefer to cook them all the way through then split bone in half after two to three minutes a side to be sure they are cooked through.I don't. I add them to my tomato sauce and let them finish in the sauce! Very hard to resist eating while your cooking them folks! Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #delicious