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ellen's superb italian meatballs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

These meatballs started out to accompany sauerkraut but the flavor just wasn't there, so I improvised with the leftover meat mixture and this is what I came up with. I do believe they are the best-tasting meatballs I have ever eaten!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ellen's superb italian meatballs

  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/2 lb
    ground pork
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 c
    fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
    caraway seeds
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried basil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lg
    egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 can
    (24 oz.) hunt's traditional pasta sauce (or other sauce of your choice)

How To Make ellen's superb italian meatballs

  • 1
    Combine the first 14 ingredients in a large bowl; shape into meatballs, about 2 to 2-1/2 inches across. Brown meatballs in a large skillet in hot oil. Turn often to brown evenly. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan, combine pasta sauce and meatballs. Heat on high for five minutes; lower heat, cover, and simmer until meatballs are cooked through and sauce is bubbling.
  • 3
    Serve over cooked pasta of your choice.