Mom's Italian Meatballs
These were adapted from my grandma's recipe. My grandma, mom, aunt and I still make them at least once a month. Combine with my semi-homemade spaghetti sauce and your favorite pasta for a meal the whole family will love. My 2 year old son eats four meatballs at a time!
- 1 - 1 1/4 lb. ground beef or combination of beef and pork
- 1 c. Italian style bread crumbs
- 1/2 c. evaporated milk or half and half
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 c. grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp. olive oil
Mix all ingredients together by hand in a medium bowl. Form into golf ball sized balls. There are several methods to cooking the meatballs. Each person in my family does it differently.
Mom's way: Brown lightly on all sides in non-stick skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Drop into simmering sauce, cover with lid and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes.
Aunt Nancy's way: Drop raw meatballs into simmering sauce, cover with lid and simmer gently for 45-60 minutes.
Andrea's way: Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Drop into simmering sauce, cover with lid and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes