Delicious Italian Style Meatballs

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Who doesn’t like a good Italian meatball? Meatballs are a staple food in the Italian culture. Italian meatballs are often served when the family gathers at “nonnas” (grandmother in Italian) to have family dinner. The key to a make a good meatball is how you mix your ingredients. I like to use my (Help support our site!)Cuisinart food processor to mix my ingredients. By mixing all the ingredients in the food processor, you are blending all of your spices into the meat mixture. If you do not have a food processor, you can mix by hand in a bowl but make sure to mix your ingredients well. Please check out our website, to see how to properly cut fresh herbs. Also, click here for a basic tomato sauce recipe.

What type of meat is best for making Meatball?

In this recipe, I combine the beef and pork to make a succulent meatball. I find this combination of the meat to provide a delicious flavor to the meatball. Pork adds a lot of flavor to the meatball. Add in the fresh ingredients such as parsley, basil, onion it adds to even more flavor to the combination of meats. If you don’t have fresh ingredients, you can use try herbs. Feel free to e-mail us to modify the recipe for you.

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Classic Italian Meatballs Made the MyPrepTable Way
Servings 2 people
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb(s) Ground Beef 80/20 Grind
  • 1 lb(s) Ground Pork Ground no Casing
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 1 whole Spanish onion Medium Dice
  • 6 cloves Garlic Peeled
  • 1 tbsp(s) Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp(s) Red Wine Vinegar
  • ½ cup(s) Grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese
  • ½ cup(s) Italian Style Bread Seasoning Allergic use Panko
  • ¼ cup(s) All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ bunch Parsley Chiffonade
  • ½ tsp(s) Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 tbsp(s) Olive Oil
  • ¼ bunch Basil Chiffonade
  • ¼ cup(s) Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 qt(s) MyPrepTable's Basic Tomato Sauce
  • 1 To Taste Salt & Pepper
  • 1 cup(s) Red Wine

Instructions

  • Gather all of your ingredients.
    Italian Style Meatball Preparation
  • In a mixing bowl, add the ground beef and ground pork and mix well. Set them side.
    meatballs rolled
  • In a food processor, add onions, garlic, parsley and red pepper flakes.
    meatballs Seared
  • Add olive oil slowly to enhance the puree mixture well to almost a liquid substance. When you reached desired consistency add to your meat mixture and continue to combine flavors..
  • Add the red wine vinegar, eggs, Worcestershire and grated cheese to a mixing bowl.
  • Mix all your ingredients well to combine the beef and pork mixture evenly spreading out all ingredients.
  • Using a 4 oz. ice cream scoop, scoop out a ball into your hand and roll in clockwise motion till meatball is well rounded, then place on tray.
    deglazing pan with red wine
  • Place the rondo pot on top of stove adding a bit of olive oil to a well heated pot.
  • Sprinkle the meatballs with a light dusting of flour and begin placing them in rondo.
    adding tomato sauce to meatballs
  • Once all sides of the meatballs are seared, add a cup of red wine to the pan to deglaze bottom of pan.
  • Add MyPrepTable's Basic Tomato Sauce and simmer meatballs in the sauce for 20-25 minutes or until done.
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  • Bowl three meatballs and place sauce on top. Add a dollop of ricotta cheese and fresh basil to finish plating your dish. Buon appetito!

Notes

This is my favorite blend of meats when I make my meatballs. There are many types of meatballs using different types of meats and spices. Meatballs are great to be used as an appetizer or added to our homemade sauce and served with fresh pasta. We will be adding other various types of meatballs as we populate site.
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Author: Nikolaos Saragias
Calories: 230kcal
Cost: $15
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Ground Beef, Meatballs

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

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