Recipe by A Messy Cook
These meatballs are simple, versatile, and packed with savory, garlicky flavor! YUM!! Use them for spaghetti, meatball sandwiches, Italian wedding soup, baked ziti...I think this recipe will serve 35 people. :-) It would also freeze well for those of you who do OAMC. The lady who gave me this recipe used to be a caterer, and she told me that one of her clients said these were better than his Italian wife's own meatballs! I guess that's saying something. Anyway, I really like these, and if you love garlic, so will you! Cooking time is for one batch of meatballs, but of course it will take longer to make all of them. Prep time doesn't include peeling and mincing the three heads of garlic, which is admittedly a somewhat lengthy process. Oh well, it's certainly worth it!!
Top Review by cpenry
I am cooking a spaghetti dinner for about a hundred people and this is the recipe I chose for the meatballs. I made my meatballs a little larger but they smell awesome. I will taste one before I complete this review. OMG these are awesome I will be making this recipe whenever I need meatballs.
- 3 lbs lean ground beef
- 3 lbs ground turkey
- 2 cups finely grated parmesan cheese or 2 cups romano cheese
- 3 heads garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 6 eggs
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Shape into meatballs by tablespoons, and bake on sprayed cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
- If a little "puddle" forms on the cookie sheet, don't worry -- it's just oil from the cheese and meat, and aren't you glad that it came out of the meatballs instead of staying in?! You can get rid of this excess fat by removing cooked meatballs to a dish lined with paper towels.