Grandma's Italian Meatballs

Cassie *


My Grandma gave me this recipe years ago..

I keep them stocked up in the freezer and anytime I am in need of them..there they are...


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1 lb
pork sausage
1 lb
ground beef
2/3 c
italian bread crumbs
1/2 c
parmigiano-reggiano, grated
1/3 c
fresh parsley
1/3 c
finely minced onions
3 clove
minced garlic
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
enough milk to moisten bread crumbs
1/2 tsp
garlic powder

How to Make Grandma's Italian Meatballs


  • 1In large bowl, combine the meats,cheese, bread crumbs soaked in milk,onion, eggs, garlic, parsley.salt ,pepper,italian seasoning, and worchestershire sauce
  • 2Mix thoroughly, but don't over mix, will make the meatballs tough.

    The trick to moist meatballs is softening bread crumbs in the milk
  • 3Form into 2 inch balls..brown in skillet with small amount of oil, on med heat, or bake in the oven for 20 min at 375. I do the oven method,Grandma always browned hers in olive oil and a little vegetable oil combined.
  • 4Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce, ENJOY!

    I make the balls bigger if using for meatballs subs. I slice them in half,flat side down on hoagie roll, add sauce, cheese, broil for about 10 min...

    I also smash them up and add them to my sauce for lasagna..

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About Grandma's Italian Meatballs

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #Meatballs

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