Italian Meatballs

Classic Italian meatballs. 

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A terrific recipe to replace store bought frozen meatballs. These meatballs are full of flavour and super moist. This recipe makes about 30-40 meatballs depending on how big you make them. Double the recipe and freeze some to have on hand. 🙂

I never used to make my own meatballs. I always thought it took to much time and that they really wouldn’t be that much better then store bought. That was until I tried this recipe. It does take some time in the kitchen to make all the meatballs, but it is well worth it. These meatballs are very versatile. I double the recipe so that I have a batch ready to go to use in spaghetti, meatball soup or to make grape jelly BBQ sauce meatballs. 

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well using hands. Meatballs

Shape meat mixture into uniform sized meatballs. I usually try for about the size of a golf ball, or a bit smaller. Place meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet.

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Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until cooked through. 

 

Italian Meatballs

Cool and transfer to airtight bag or container and freeze. 

Italian Meatballs
Yields 35
Classic Italian meatballs
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb lean ground beef
  2. 1 cup mild Italian sausage, casing removed
  3. 1 cup fresh bread crumbs (see tip)
  4. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  7. 1 small onion, diced
  8. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  10. 1/2 teaspoon basil
  11. 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  12. 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well using hands. Shape meat mixture into uniform sized meatballs. I usually try for about the size of a golf ball, or a bit smaller.
  2. Place meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. Cool and transfer to airtight bag or container and freeze.
Notes
  1. to make fresh bread crumbs, break up a piece of slice bread and grind up in a coffee grinder or mini food processor
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