Meatballs-awesome

Photo by Lynn F.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2

    lbs ground beef (a mixture of 1 pound ground beef and 1/2 pound ground pork will work well also)

  • 3 2/3

    large egg, slightly beaten

  • 1 7/8

    cups grated parmesan cheese

  • 1 1/4

    cups breadcrumbs (or use enough to hold the meat together (no dry breadcrumbs? just soak 3 slices of bread in the 1/3 )

  • 3 2/3-7 1/3

    tablespoons fresh minced garlic (or use 1 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste)

  • 3 2/3-7 1/3

    teaspoons salt (or to taste, I use 2 teaspoons seasoned salt)

  • 3 2/3

    teaspoons fresh ground black pepper

  • 1 1/4

    cups milk (can use up to 1/2 cup milk)

  • 1 7/8

    teaspoons dried oregano (optional, or to taste)

  • 1

    cup chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tablespoons dried parsley)

Directions

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. 2 Shape into small meatballs (at this point you can place on a jelly-roll/baking sheet and freeze to use later, or cover with plastic wrap refrigerate up to 24 hours before using). 3 Drop the meatballs into simmering pasta sauce, do not stir for at least 20 minutes or you will risk breaking the meatballs. 4 Continue cooking in the simmering sauce for another 20 minutes (depending on how fast your sauce is simmering 40 minutes total should fully cook the meatballs). 5 After the 40 minutes cooking time continue cooking your sauce with the meatballs in for as long as desired. 6 **note** you may also bake the meatballs at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until cooked through

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