Italian meatballs

Italian Meatballs

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Carrie Knudsen


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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20 Min
30 Min


  • 1 1/2 lb
    meatloaf mix (ground beef and ground pork)
  • 1
    half onion, grated
  • 1
  • 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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About Italian meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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