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    Italian Meatballs

    Italian Meatballs. Photo by Lainey6605

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    Lorrie in Montreal's Note:

    This recipe was passed to me from my late mother-in-law...the VERY first time I met her AND my soon to be husband's extended family. She told me if I was going to marry her son I better learn how to make this recipe real quick...good thing I love to cook huh! It's ALL about the food!

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    1. 1
      Shape into meatballs a little bigger than a golf ball -- for some reason, Italian meatballs are always huge but they taste so great!
    2. 2
      Brown in oil or bake in a 350° oven until browned then add to a basil - tomato sauce (your own recipe) or mine when I post it.
    3. 3
      For a few good variations add: Italian sausage, ribs (mmm).
    4. 4
      This is not for the calorie-counting/cholesterol-watching crowd!

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    • on February 26, 2014


      Really good!!!! I used 1 tbl of basil & 1 tbl Italian Seasoning. I may try a combo of ground beef and sweet Italian bulk sausage next time. Now that's 'Italian'! Baking for 25 min was just perfect.

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    • on January 29, 2011


      I was going to fry them but hate all that splatter, so I baked them. Also keep in mind that I cut the recipe down for one pound of beef. I also added some chopped fresh parsley, extra Parmesan, I soaked the breadcrumbs in milk,added three green onions, chopped and 1/4 tsp dried mustard. They were amazingly moist! I ate the first two right out of the oven.

      In the end I added them to the baked ziti dish, smothered the meatballs with ziti, then smoothing in ricotta cheese, cover everything with a good sauce, then cover with mozzarella cheese. I baked it until the cheese browned. Those meatballs held up well and tasted so damn good.

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    • on January 19, 2009


      These are delicious meatballs. I had 2 pounds of lean ground beef so I adjusted the recipe accordingly. They turned out wonderful. The dried basil gives them a wonderful flavor! Thanks for sharing. Made for Gimme 5 tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (172 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 127.1
    Calories from Fat 66
    Total Fat 7.4 g
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    Cholesterol 193.3 mg
    Sodium 282.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 10.3 g

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