italian meatballs

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Amy Alusa
Chico, CA

I made these the other night and they were a huge success. I put them in the marinara sauce, served over spaghetti. However, I am anxious to do toasted,garlic bread hard rolls for meatball sandwiches. They were delicious, and made somewhat larger to accomodate the mozzerella inside of them. Yummy! A real man-pleaser, as my sons were especially delighted, but even my daughters and I really enjoyed them!

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For italian meatballs

  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef or ground chuck
  • 1/3 lb
    bulk pork sausage
  • 2
    eggs, stirred up well
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk
  • 2 slice
    dried out bread (whole wheat or white)
  • 2 Tbsp
    dryed minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic (i used the kind that comes in a jar.
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley

How To Make italian meatballs

  • 1
    Place evaporated milk in a pyrex cup, or small bowl. Break bread into small pieces and put to soak in the milk. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil, shiny side up, and vegetable spray (I prefer Olive Oil). Chop up a 1/2 a pound block of Mozzerella cheese and set aside into 1/2 inch cubes. Grate the remainder of the cheese and set aside.
  • 2
    Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil, shiny side up, and vegetable spray (I prefer Olive Oil). Chop up a 1 pound block of Mozzerella cheese into 1/2 inch cubes. Using your hands, ocmbine all of the ingredients in a large enough bowl.
  • 3
    Form meat mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls, inserting a cube of cheese, pulling the meat around it, to encase it inside of the meatball.
  • 4
    Place meatballs, not touching on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes. While baking, make and heat up the marinara sauce (may use prepared sauce); and keep it warm.
  • 5
    Spread butter on (garlic and parmesan cheese stirred into butter-to taste). Fry rolls on a grill or griddle. Load up rolls with meatballs, top with marinara sauce and grated mozzerella. Enjoy!!
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