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mom's special meatballs

Recipe by
Patricia Kutchins
Lake Zurich, IL

These meatballs are delicious every time you make them.

yield 17 or 18 meatballs
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For mom's special meatballs

  • 1 lb
    ground beef 80/20 works best
  • 4
    eggs - slightly beaten
  • 1 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 1 c
    grated romano cheese
  • 1 1/8 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    granulated garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil

How To Make mom's special meatballs

  • 1
    Put meat in a bowl. Add eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic and parsley.
  • 2
    Mix all ingredients with your hands until well bended.
  • 3
    Add olive oil to large skillet. Heat slightly before putting meatballs into pan.
  • 4
    Roll the meat mixture into balls and lay them gently into the skillet. Let them cook about 4 minutes and turn them over. Cook another 4 minutes. Have your favorite tomato sauce cooking in another pot. Drop the partially cooked meatballs into the sauce. Cook at least 1 hour in sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta or as meatball sandwiches.

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