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  • Writer's pictureSami

Italian Meatballs

These meatballs are packed with flavor, great to eat straight out of the pan (as my dad would enjoy them), on top of pasta, or on a meatball parmesan sub!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chop meat

  • 1 lb. ground pork

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

  • 4 tbsp. bread crumbs

  • Salt, to taste

  • Dried parsley - approx. 1 tsp

  • Olive Oil

Directions

Place chop meat and pork in a bowl and mix to combine. Make a well in the center. Add eggs, garlic, cheese, parsley, bread crumbs, and a sprinkle of salt on top. Mix together with hands. If needed, add water with hands a little at a time to make mixture soft so it's easier to form into balls. Take about 1 tbsp at a time and roll into small balls (you can make bigger if you want, but we think smaller tastes better!).

Pour enough olive oil to cover the bottom in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, place meatballs in and cook on all sides until browned. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat process until all meatballs are cooked.

Once cooked, place meatballs in a pan with your favorite sauce and simmer. Enjoy as is or on top of your favorite pasta!


Make it Vegetarian! Substitute chop meat and ground pork for a vegetarian beef substitute! Brands include Impossible Meat & Beyond Meat, which you can find in your local grocery store.

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