Want to know how to make meatballs? The most scrumptious real Italian meatballs that will enhance the flavor of your spaghetti sauce. Or, perhaps you would like a meatball sandwich on a roll with some sauce and some delicious melting mozzarella cheese, maybe topped off with some pepperoncini Italian peppers. Yum. I’m hungry already.
This recipe shows you how to make meatballs so they come out soft, moist and mouthwateringly good.
My grandmother made the best meatballs ever. It took me a long time to learn the trick to it. My meatballs were always either too hard or too soft and they would break up and get lost in the sauce. Sometimes they were salty and sometimes they had no taste. I always considered myself a good cook, but for some reason, I used to have trouble with meatballs.
I can’t say enough about my Grandmother . She was just an extraordinary cook. Everything she made was spectacular. I hope I have done her justice by recreating her recipe on how to make meatballs.
How to Make Meatballs
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
Makes 10 medium meatballs If using oven preheat to 325 degrees
My Grandmother used to use ground beef and pork in her meatballs. But I am partial to beef so I changed that part of the recipe. But you could use 3 parts ground beef to 1 part ground pork if you like.
When the meatballs are cooked, have a taste. They are really delicious right out of the frying pan. I sometimes make a sandwich of meatballs and bell peppers without anything else except maybe a dash of olive oil on the bread.
- 3/4 pound ground beef
- 1 1/2 slices of white bread, soaked in water then squeezed out but still very mushy
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tbl chopped Italian parsley
- 1 garlic clove, smashed with the back of the knife then chopped finely
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup canola oil frying (optional)
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend together. Don’t over mix, ground beef has a tendency to get tough when it is handled too much.
Cook meatballs in a 1/4 cup or less of canola oil. Cook until the are browned well on all sides.
An Alternate cooking method would be to cook meatballs in a 350 degree oven oven. Lay meatballs out on a cookie sheet covered with foil and sprayed with a non-stick spray. Have them about 2 inches apart. Cook uncovered for about 30 minutes, turning them every 10 minutes to make sure all sides are browned.
Drop them into you spaghetti sauce or have a hearty meatball sandwich. These meatballs are also good cut up in an Italian omelet.