Meatballs

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
25 min
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound pork
  • 1/2 pound veal
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 -6 cups marinara sauce
Directions
  • In a small bowl combine the bread crumbs and milk and let soak for 10 minutes. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and cook onion for 3 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool.

  • In a large bowl combine ground meats, soaked bread crumbs, cooked onion, egg, Parmesan,parsley, garlic and salt and pepper and mix well. Shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch diameter balls and set on a plate.

  • In the same large skillet heat 2 more tablespoons of olive oil and cook the meatballs in 3-4 batches until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. When meatballs are browned, transfer them to a side plate, add more oil if necessary and continue to cook remaining meatballs.

  • Add the browned meatballs to the simmering marinara sauce and heat for 10-15 minutes. Serve meatballs and sauce with cooked spaghetti or pasta of choice.


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