Meatballs Roman Style - Frugal Gourmet Jeff Smith

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by GinnyP

These are heavenly! From a friend who says the origin is "Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Italian Cuisines".

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 12 lb ground pork
  • 6 ounces pancetta, diced very small (or bacon)
  • 6 ounces prosciutto, sliced thin and chopped (or ham)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped parsley (or dried, to taste)
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed (more, to taste)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (if using gluten-free, no need to soak)
  • soaked in

  • 1 cup milk
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste (may not need much salt at all due to the pancetta or proscuitto)
  • 14 cup olive oil, for browning
  • 32 -64 ounces tomato sauce, of your choice


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Shape mixture into balls and then brown in oil.
  3. Place meatballs in sauce and simmer about 1/2 hour or so until heated through to your liking.

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