Homemade Meatballs

My mom makes the most amazing meatballs I have ever had.  I’m sure you all can say the same about something you remember your mom or dad making when you were growing up.  As for my dad, I always remember his venison marsala.  I have never been able to make meatballs quite the same, but this is a close contender.  It gets thumbs up from everyone in my family, and that means it’s a winner.

I modified this recipe that I had found online. 

  
Ingredients:

1 pound each of ground beef and ground pork

2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoon garlic powder

2 tablespoon onion powder

2 tablespoon Italian seasoning (omit if using seasoned breadcrumbs)

1 cup breadcrumbs (I used panko but any kind is fine)

2 eggs

Salt and pepper to taste

  
Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  This is the time to get your hands in there and really get it all mixed together.  Form meatballs (about 1.5 inches in diameter) and place on a foil lined cookie sheet so that they aren’t touching.  Cook in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.  If you are making smaller or larger meatballs adjust the cook time accordingly.  This recipe makes 3 dozen meatballs and I package them for the freezer in bags of 12. 

If you are freezing some of these meatballs, let them cool completely before packaging them in a freezer bag.  When you are ready to use them, let them thaw and then heat them in your sauce on the stove.

I love making triple batches of things like this so the extra gets put away in the freezer for the next planned or unplanned meal.  

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5 Responses to Homemade Meatballs

  1. Howto$tuffYourPig says:

    We love meatballs! I will have to try these using turkey since we don’t eat red meat! 🙂

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