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daddy's sunday night meat balls

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Recipe by
Maggie May Schill
Jacksonville, FL

I have many fond memories of making these meat balls with my father as a child. A great big mess and a lot of fun.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For daddy's sunday night meat balls

  • 1/2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 c
    bread crumb, plain
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground sage
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmigiano-reggiano

How To Make daddy's sunday night meat balls

  • 1
    Method: 1-Heat your tomato sauce in preparation to making meat balls. Use your own favorite sauce recipe, your favorite canned/jarred brand or try my marinara recipe. 2-In a large skillet add your olive oil over medium heat. 3-In a large mixing bowl mix up all the rest of the ingredients until completely incorporated. 4-Roll your out meat balls from your mixture. Meat balls should be about inch and a half balls. 5-Once oil in pan is at smoking temperature, lay your balls out in the pan. Brown on one side and rotate. Keep rotating until all sides are browned. 6-At this point the balls are only about 3/4 the way cooked. Pour your hot pasta sauce over your balls and cook covered for 5-10 minutes until you are ready to serve. And there it is.... my best recipe for meat balls. I served it over tri-colored pasta and garnished with some parm.