Rocco's Mama's Meatballs

READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Stock mix: Place all ingredients in blender or food processor and puree.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except olive oil) with stock and knead with both hands until mixture is uniform.
  • Do not overmix.
  • Put a little olive oil on hands and form mixture into approximately 2-ounce balls.
  • Pour about half an inch of extra virgin olive oil into a straight sided, wide saute pan and heat over medium-high flame.
  • Add the meatballs to the pan (working in batches if necessary) and brown meatballs, turning once.
  • You can also brown on a sheetpan in a 375 degree oven if you prefer.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the meatballs from the oil and place them into a saucepan of marinara (they should be submerged).
  • Simmer for 30 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through and tender.
  • Serve as is, or over spaghetti.