Hubby Size Meatballs



"Heh, come over here, kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday. You see, you start out with a little bit of oil. Then you fry some garlic. Then you throw in some tomatoes, tomato paste, you fry it; ya make sure it doesn't stick. You get it to a boil; you shove in all your sausage and your meatballs; heh? And a little bit o' wine. An' a little bit o' sugar, and that's my trick."~Peter Clemenza/The Godfather

My hubby and sons love when I make these!

Also, after getting meatballs in oven. I throw diced Italian style tomatoes, can of tomato paste, wine and spices (including sugar) in with the remaining onion mix. Heat to a boil and simmer. Add prepared meatballs and simmer 15-20 minutes to saturate meatballs in the sauce. Oh so yummy!

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30 Min
10 Min


1 large
diced onion
2-3 Tbsp
crushed garlic
1 lb
lean ground turkey
1 lb
ground italian sausage
1/2 to 3/4 c
dried breadcrumbs
1/3 c
grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
italian-style seasoning
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp


1Add oil to pan on med heat. Add garlic and onion and saute until translucent. Set aside
2In a bowl, combine all other ingredients.
3Take half the onion and garlic mixture and add to mix. (Set aside remaining onions to start your spaghetti sauce.)
4With clean, dry hands, thoroughly mix together all the ingredients. Rinse your hands with water, but do not dry them.
5With wet hands roll ingredients into 2" balls and place on foil lined baking sheet. (you can use a broiler pan if you prefer)
6Place oven rack 7 inches from broiler. Place pan on oven rack. Broil meatballs for 5 minutes. Turn meatballs over and broil 5 minutes longer.
7Add your favorite spaghetti sauce and serve over pasta.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Pork
Regional Style: Italian