How to Cook Italian Meatballs

Mom's meatball recipe to go with the sauce. Think of it as a guide rather than a recipe. Lots of shakes, dashes and pinches. Easy to master. Total time about 45 minutes.

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How to Cook Italian Meatballs Recipe
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Place beef and pork in mixing bowl.

Place beef and pork in mixing bowl.

2
Add egg.

Add egg.

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Add parsley. Coat top of meat evenly.

Add parsley. Coat top of meat evenly.

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Blend grated cheeses and coat top of meat evenly.

Blend grated cheeses and coat top of meat evenly.

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Add the salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Add the salt, pepper and garlic powder.

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Wet whatever bread you plan to use for crumbs first.

Wet whatever bread you plan to use for crumbs first.

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Pick wet bread apart and cover top of meat.

Pick wet bread apart and cover top of meat.

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Wash your hands, mix thoroughly, wash hands after. Once you mix add all ingredients again in the same amount (coat top of meat). Do not add another egg or pepper.

Wash your hands, mix thoroughly, wash hands after. Once you mix add all ingredients again in the same amount (coat top of meat). Do not add another egg or pepper.

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The best way to test your meatball mix is to fry up a small patty in a pan.  Let cool, taste, adjust mix to taste.

The best way to test your meatball mix is to fry up a small patty in a pan. Let cool, taste, adjust mix to taste.

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The mix.  Preheat oven to 325°.

The mix. Preheat oven to 325°.

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Meatballs should be about twice the size of a golf ball. Size matters in this case.  30 minutes at 325° should be fine.

Meatballs should be about twice the size of a golf ball. Size matters in this case. 30 minutes at 325° should be fine.

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The cheese melts thought the meatball. The finished product is very tasty!  Just like Stella's!

The cheese melts thought the meatball. The finished product is very tasty! Just like Stella's!

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