Classic Meatballs

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  • meatballs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 300 grams beef mince
  • 200 grams pork mince
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 2 eggs (or 1 large egg)
  • 1/2 bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (or ½ tspn dried oregano)
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 400 grams tomatoes (tinned)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium58% DV1390mg
    Fat49% DV32g
    Protein67% DV34g
    Carbs4% DV11g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories460Calories from Fat290
    Total Fat32g49%
    Saturated Fat10g50%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat290
    Total Carbohydrate11g4%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C35%

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


    Happy 2b a Kelly 2 months ago
    It was amazing, this will be my go to recipe for meatballs.
    Nicole 5 months ago
    Very good, I also added red pepper flakes to the sauce and some red wine
    Sommer 7 months ago
    Very tasty. I will definitely make it again.
    Park Carmean 7 months ago
    I added a little garlic and used a favorite sauce of mine...Served it over Angel Hair pasta. Delicious!
    SavvyCook 8 months ago
    Beautiful my men destroyed it
    Debra F. 9 months ago
    Great for a finicky husband!
    Page M. a year ago
    It was AMAZING! Loved it!
    Ed Cheung a year ago
    It was great. Easy to make and delicious.
    Alicia C. 2 years ago
    great and awesome and amazing and orgasmic
    Laurie W. 2 years ago
    Delicious recipe. We misread the recipe and put minced onion and tomato paste in the meatballs. We also added grated Parmesan cheese. The recipe makes a huge amount. We plan to freeze some and use the others for meatball sandwiches.
    Arley 2 years ago
    Meatballs were awesome! Didn’t make the sauce used my own sauce recipe.
    Tom Bogdanski 2 years ago
    Came out great very moist and soft but not crumbly maintains its shape
    Diane N. 3 years ago
    Perfect , need to double the and recipe and freeze half uncooked for a gourmet dinner with drive thru time.
    Sarah Beavan 3 years ago
    Made it with just beef and without fennel. Turned out really well, and if your supermarket is like mine and is out of ricotta, use an extra egg or two, until it seems like a nice texture. Worked as a great base tho and looking forward to remaking properly
    Poppy W. 3 years ago
    Great...added more fennel and herbs....
    Sally Engram 3 years ago
    I am cooking for my son's rehearsal dinner. My husband told me to make a second batch after he tasted the meatballs and sauce. Fantastic flavor. A real keeper!
    Janice H. 3 years ago
    Delicious.......My family asked for second helpings. I will definitely make this again. I wouldn't change anything.
    Yaprak Y. 3 years ago
    This recipe turned out great. I added cheese please see the pic I attached. I will definetely will do it again, higly recommended.
    Daphney B. 4 years ago
    It turned out beautifully, my family loves it. It was easy to make and I would love to make again. I put pasta in the mix and it was great
    Rebekah Epp 4 years ago
    Delicious a hint of sweet but yet tongue tingling!!! Just what I love!! Adding it to family favorites