Mouth Watering Three Meat Meatballs

Megan Todd


Meatballs are an absolute must with just about any pasta meal, or any time I make my Delicious Italian sauce! I must admit, it took awhile to perfect my recipe. I tried several recipes through the years, but all seemed to be missing something. And we prefer a soft textured meatball, not chewy. And store bought meatballs just won't do.

I start mine just by slightly browning them and finish the cooking process in my homemade sauce & allow them to cook all day.

Feel free to cook in your favorite sauce or check out my homemade sauce in my recipe box!


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes about 6 dozen
30 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef (ground chuck)
  • 1 1/2 lb
    bulk mild italian turkey sausage
  • 1 medium
    onion, minced
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    romano cheese, grated
  • 1/2 c
    fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/3 c
    parsley, italian
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    thyme, dried
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 lb
    ground pork

How to Make Mouth Watering Three Meat Meatballs


  1. Prepare garlic & onions, mince well. Set aside.

    In a large bowl, mix together ground beef and mild turkey sausage. Mix thoroughly.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine all spices, and cheeses. Mix well.

    In a separate small bowl mix together beaten eggs and honey.
  3. Add spice & cheese mixture to meat & mix into meat mixture very well. Add egg/ honey mixture and mix thoroughly. Then add minced onion and minced garlic & mix in thoroughly.
  4. Shape meatballs into the size of about a golf ball. You can make smaller for wedding soup, or larger for meatball sandwiches. Whichever you prefer.
  5. Heat large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil to coat pan. gently cook meatballs on low-medium heat until slightly browned on all sides. Do not over-cook.

    Remove meatballs from skillet and add to prepared sauce. Allow to simmer in sauce for at least 2 hours to allow meatballs to cook thoroughly. I cook mine for about 5 hours in a simmer sauce, this allows nice tender soft meatballs and allows the juices of the meat to infuse in the sauce and vice-verse.
  6. Serve as meatball sandwiches or with your favorite pasta!

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About Mouth Watering Three Meat Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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