italian meatballs

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By Carrie Knudsen
from Romeoville, IL

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 time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For italian meatballs

  • 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

  • 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!

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