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Classic Italian Meatballs

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10Ingredients
35Minutes
380Calories
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My meatball recipe comes from my mom’s side of the family. Grandma Gervase made these meatballs, who taught my mom to make them and then my mom taught me. I’m not sure just how far back it goes but it is one of those classic family recipes that has changed slightly with each generation. The only thing I know for sure is that my mom changed the size of the meatballs. My grandma’s were like the size of softballs!!! When I was a kid I thought my grandma was so cool making these giant meatballs for us but now that I make my own I suspect is was because she didn’t have to roll as many.

Ingredients

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8 SERVINGS
  • 2 pounds hamburger (I use 80 / 20)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 slices bread (preferably Italian but white will do fine)
  • 1/3 cup Italian parsley (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 onion (small, grated)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (Italian flavored, like Progresso)
  • 3/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (grated)
  • 5 eggs
  • salt
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    Directions

    1. Place the meat, parsley, garlic, bread crumbs, cheese, and salt & pepper into a large bowl. Break all the eggs in a separate bowl and scramble them together then add them to the mixture. Don’t mix it up yet.
    2. Take the 2 slice of bread and dip them in the milk to soak it up. There may be some milk left over depending on what type of bread you are using but that is fine. Then crumble up, with your hand, the milk soaked bread into the mixture. If there is milk left over, pour that into the bowl also.
    3. Then grate the ½ onion into the bowl. I use a cheese grater. Once all the ingredients are in the mixture, mix it up, with your hand. Trust me, this is the best method. A mixing spoon just won’t work here. Do not over mix, mix just until everything is happy and combined.
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    380Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories380Calories from Fat210
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat23g35%
    Saturated Fat10g50%
    Trans Fat1g
    Cholesterol215mg72%
    Sodium460mg19%
    Potassium460mg13%
    Protein31g61%
    Calories from Fat210
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate10g3%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Sugars2g4%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C8%
    Calcium20%
    Iron20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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