Quick Italian Meatballs

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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Barenakedchef

Recipe from Cooking with Paula Deen magazine. Best meatballs ever.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 cup finely chopped onion
  • 12 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 lbs ground chuck
  • 36 pepperoni slices, finely chopped
  • 12 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 12 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 12 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 (28 ounce) jars marinara sauce


  1. In a large iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 5-6 minutes or until veggies are soft.
  2. Let cool and then combine all ingredients except sauce and roll into 2 inch balls. Brown in same hot skillet until cooked on all sides. Transfer to simmering marinara sauce and gently cook for 2 hours. Before serving, I add a splash of half and half for richness.

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