Italian Meatballs

Packed with flavor and tender throughout, these will be sure to put a smile on your whole family’s face for dinner.

  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 32 oz marinara sauce
  1. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs with milk. Let sit.

  2. In a large bowl, use your hands to combine beef, pork, sausage, onion and garlic.

  3. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.

  4. Gently stir in bread crumb mixture, eggs, Parmesan and parsley until just combined.

  5. Form mixture into about 1” balls.

  6. In a large, high-sided, skillet over medium heat, heat oil.

  7. Sear meatballs on all sides to develop a crust.

  8. Set meatballs aside, reduce heat to medium-low, and add sauce to skillet.

  9. Once the sauce is simmering, immediately add meatballs back to skillet.

  10. Cover and simmer until cooked through, approximately 8 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Try baking the meatballs at 425 degrees on a greased baking sheet for 15-20 minutes for a different take on this.

Inspired by and adapted from: allrecipes

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