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    Mama Iuliucci's Famous Meat-A-Balls (Italian Meatballs)

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    Karen=^..^='s Note:

    Here it is, my mom's FAMOUS Meatball recipe! This is THEE most requested of her for anything, anywhere! Whenever there is a shower, birthday, christening, etc., someone is asking for 150 to 200 of her famous meatballs. :) Of course, she always says yes! She is not one for "exact" measurements (a little of this, a dash of that), so I tried the best I could to adapt her recipe. Of course, these are best served with My Mama Iuliucci's "Don't Skip a Step" Spaghetti Sauce My Mama Iuliucci's "Don't Skip a Step" Spaghetti Sauce, but I have used jazzed-up jarred sauce and they are still great. However, meat-a-balls like these deserve a homemade sauce, in my humble opinion!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    meatballs

    Units: US | Metric

    • 907.18 g lean ground beef
    • 8-10 slice white bread, broken into small 1/2 inch pieces (or you can use rolls or any stale bread you have and want to use up)
    • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
    • 2.46 ml garlic powder (or to taste)
    • 4.92 ml italian seasoning (or to taste)
    • 9.85 ml parsley flakes (or to taste)
    • 59.14-118.29 ml grated parmesan cheese (or Locatelli)
    • 4.92-9.85 ml salt
    • 1.23-2.46 ml black pepper
    • olive oil (for frying) or vegetable oil (for frying)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix all ingredients gently in a large bowl until well combined.
    2. 2
      Roll meatballs 1 1/2- 1 3/4" in diameter.
    3. 3
      Heat about 1/4" of oil over medium heat in a large frying pan.
    4. 4
      Fry meatballs in oil, rolling frequently, until evenly browned and juices run clear.
    5. 5
      Drop meatballs in your favorite sauce (I highly recommend My Mama Iuliucci's"Don't Skip a Step" Spaghetti Sauce My Mama Iuliucci's "Don't Skip a Step" Spaghetti Sauce) and let simmer for awhile to flavor sauce or just serve with your favorite pasta and sauce.
    6. 6
      Tip: You can also bake or broil these if the frying part is too much of a hassle-- I use my broiler pan if I bake them, so the fat drips down and away from the meatballs.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 02, 2002

      55

      Excellent meatballs! I did make my own spaghetti sauce, by the way...wouldn't have it any other way! They were very easy to make too. One change I did make was baking the meatballs instead of frying. It is so much easier that way! (I have 3 kids running around here, so easy is key in my cooking!) Other than that, didn't change a thing. Thanks for a great recipe, Karen!

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    • on February 04, 2003

      45

      They were easy and delicious. They made my "same ol' spaghetti" into SPAGHETTI AND MEAT-A-BALLS!! Great the next day after sitting in the sauce all night. Thanks.

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    • on January 03, 2003

      55

      These were the closet to how my Mom made meatballs that I have come across. No more store bought meatballs for me!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mama Iuliucci's Famous Meat-A-Balls (Italian Meatballs)

    Serving Size: 1 (1242 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 66.3
     
    Calories from Fat 28
    42%
    Total Fat 3.1 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 27.3 mg
    9%
    Sodium 124.3 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.9 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.2 g
    1%
    Protein 6.1 g
    12%

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    italian seasoning

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