Mama's Homemade Meatballs

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Fred Alam

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@falam14414

Like my pasta sauce, I learned this from watching my mom make them. Like my mom, I seldom use measuring equipment so the measures in the recipe are just a starting point. You can adjust them to your taste. Its a great addition to a Sunday pasta dinner. If this recipe makes more than you need they freeze well. Just put the extra into a zip lock bag or vacuum seal bag if you have one after they come out of the oven and have cooled. When you need them just take them right from the freezer and put them right in your sauce.

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Serves:
makes up to 60 meatball (depending on size)
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 lb
    ground beef (i like to use 90%)
  • 1 c
    bread crumbs (seasoned or unseasoned)
  • 1 medium
    onion, finely diced
  • 2
    whole eggs
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 2 tsp
    mint, dried
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    granulated garlic
  • 1/4 c
    ketchup
  • 1/3 c
    milk
  • 1/2 c
    parmigiano-reggiano, grated

How to Make Mama's Homemade Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  1. Put ALL ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with hands. Do not over mix or your meatballs will come out hard.
  2. Scoop out (I like to use a small ice cream scoop) amount for the size meatball you want to make. Place on a large cookie sheet. continue until all of the mixture is used up.
  3. Now. with wet hands, roll each scoop into a uniform ball. Again, don't over do it so as not to have little rocks for meatballs.
  4. Place cookie sheets into a 350 deg. oven and bake for about 20 to 30 min.
  5. When they are done, remove from cookie sheet and add to your favorite pasta sauce and continue to cook for about 2 hr. or so. Serve over your pasta of choice.

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About Mama's Homemade Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom




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