Mouth Watering Three Meat Meatballs

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Megan Todd
from Warren, OH

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!

serves makes about 6 dozen
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef (ground chuck)
  • 1 1/2 lb
    bulk mild italian turkey sausage
  • 1 md
    onion, minced
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    romano cheese, grated
  • 1/2 c
    fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    honey
  • 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
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How To Make

  • 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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