Improve Your Meatballs

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Christopher Testani

Meatballs are like burgers: The more you mess with the meat, the tougher they'll be. Mix the ingredients with your hands until just combined — don't overwork. And skip the browning; try poaching the meatballs in a broth or sauce, like we did in Food Network Magazine's Greek Meatball Stew. They'll absorb the liquid and turn out extra tender.

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