Meatballs from the Disantos

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I saw these meatballs being made on TV and my mouth would not stop watering. I made them the next night and they tasted even better than I expected!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place breadcrumbs in large bowl, add milk to moisten. Set aside.
  2. Add shallot amd parsley to breadcrumb mixture along with beef, pork, eggs, garlic powder, and cheese.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Using your hands, mix until well combined but not over mixed.
  5. Lightly coat hands with olive oil.
  6. Roll meat mixture into 1-inch balls.
  7. Place meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Heat 1 inch olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. Cook meatballs in batches until browned on all sides, 3-5 minutes.
  10. Transfer meatballs to a baking sheet lined with papertowels.
  11. Let drain.
Most Helpful

I was very happy with the results of these meatballs. I was actually trying to find a lost recipe of mine for meatballs and this one seemed to be the closest match. Thank you very much for posting, they were really awesome!

carmenskitchen October 08, 2009

A gem of a recipe! There's nothing not to love about these meatballs. The flavour is incredible, the texture is soft and moist, and the aroma is out of this world. I used a bit of red onion instead of a shallot and shredded cheese instead of the finely grated cheese. I baked the meatballs on a sprayed, foil-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Perfect! This is the kind of recipe I'd double next time to have extra to freeze. Thanks for a keeper, JoJoStar!

Cookin-jo July 11, 2008