basil and garlic meatballs

a recipe by
Catherine Cappiello Pappas
Amityville, NY

I was deciding between hamburgers and meatballs to serve for dinner; well, the meatballs won and I was glad. I enjoyed this simple version of preparing the meatballs and so did everyone else.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For basil and garlic meatballs

  • 2 ½ lbs. ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic – chopped fine
  • ¼ cup fresh basil – chopped fine
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup italian style bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese – grated
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • anola oil for frying

How To Make basil and garlic meatballs

  • 1
    Combine all of the above ingredients in a bowl and mix. Form the mixture into desired sized meatballs. Heat a large cast iron frying pan with a ¼ inch of canola oil. Add the meatballs; but do not overcrowd the pan. Cook until a nice golden color forms on the meatballs and then turn to continue cooking on all sides. When the meatball becomes firm it is cooked. The less firm the less cooked it will be. Serve with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, cut fresh basil and red sauce if desired.