Authentic Italian Meatballs

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by ~In*Memory*of*Brats~

Meatball recipes are often challenged by chefs who claim, "Mine are the best!" Even though my meatballs ARE the best, I will make no such claim. Try them for yourself! This meatball recipe was given to me by my father who got it from a little old lady from Italy that he knew. It's amazing that she gave up her recipe to him, but I sure am glad she did!

Top Review by stevehet

These meatballs turned out nicely, but I only have it 4 stars for 2 reasons:
1. Cooking meatballs in the sauce alone can make them mushy. I recommend putting them under a broiler for about 5 minutes, turn over once and broil for another 5 minutes first before you add them to the sauce. Broiling adds a nice brown color and enough crisp to prevent mushiness
2. The meatballs lacked the spice kick that I normally prefer. Next time I'll add some Italian seasoning or seasoned breadcrumbs for that extra kick.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl by hand.
  2. Use your bare hands for best results.
  3. Roll meatballs to about the size of a golf ball. (wet your hands to prevent the meat from sticking to them while rolling the meat balls).
  4. Drop raw meatballs into large (I use a stock pot) pot of sauce.
  5. (I have an incredible sauce recipe {#92096} I use for my meatballs).
  6. Simmer for about 3 hours.

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