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Meatballs Real Italian Recipe

Meatballs Real Italian Recipe

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.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 400kcal


  • 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.