Monday, November 12, 2012

Debbie's Really Good Meatballs

I have been on the hunt for a good meatball recipe and a friend of mine came up with this one.  It's the best recipe I've found so far!!  

Deb's "Really Good" Meatballs

1 lb. meatloaf mix (beef, pork, veal)
1 lb. ground turkey
3/4 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs (I use 4C unsalted)
3/4 cup grated Locatelli romano cheese (the powdery kind)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 cup or so warm water (this softens the bread crumbs)
1 extra large egg
(optional: 1/2 to 1 tsp. crushed garlic)

Mix with hands until thoroughly blended. It will be quite soft.

Form into balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed with oil.

Bake at 375 degrees* until browned, but not necessarily cooked through. These don't do well pan-fried. They fall apart. (*One of my notes says 450 degrees or broil, so you choose!)

Continue cooking in a pot of sauce until done.

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