Italian Meatballs Recipe


Classic Italian-American style meatballs, huge, pillowy soft and loaded with herbs and cheese, mixed with ground beef and pork, served with a traditional tomato sauce.

What you will need

1 pound ground beef (at least 16 percent fat)

1 pound ground pork

2/3 cup milk (whole or 2 percent)

3 slices of white bread, crusts removed (about 3 ounces)

1/4 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese

2 eggs

2 teaspoons Kosher salt

1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

2 teaspoons black pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano or marjoram

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

About 1 cup of flour for dusting

1/3 cup olive oil

2 1/2 cups (24 ounces) of tomato sauce (make in step 1 of method or use already prepared)

2 Tbsp olive oil

3/4 cup finely chopped onions

3/4 cup finely chopped carrots

3/4 cup finely chopped celery

2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 clove garlic, minced

1 28 oz. can crushed or whole tomatoes, including the juice, or 1 3/4 pound of fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped

1/2 teaspoon dried basil or 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

1 teaspoon tomato paste

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


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