Italian meatballs

Italian Meatballs Recipe

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Italian meatballs

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Form 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.
  • 3Place 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!

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About Italian meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Italian




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