Italian Meatballs
Years ago I had an Italian neighbor who became a close friend. I always commented on her delicious meatballs and one day she shared the recipe with me. I have made them ever since about the same way. You can vary the meats using what's on hand, but I usually select lean ground beef, turkey, chicken or lamb, with an equal amount of sausage; or 1 part beef with 1 part turkey sausage. The base recipe can be used with your favorite pasta sauce. Recently I served these meatballs with spinach ravioli and alfredo sauce and they were scrumptious!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage (I prefer reduced-fat)
  • 2/3 cup prepared Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (I used Grana Padano)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup finely minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dry Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Small amount cooking oil
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