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Family Favorite Meatballs

on April 24, 2016


I’ve been using the same meatball recipe for 6 years now. It is so tasty and definitely a favorite for my family.
Inspiration recipe->
Tonight I am using jarred sauce. You should have about 5-6 cups of sauce to cook the meatballs in. I have baked the meatballs in the oven before and they are okay that way but are really best when cooked in the sauce.
I have used mixtures of ground beef, ground pork or sausage. If you use seasoned sausage you might want to use less salt and seasonings. I have not tried ground turkey. Tonight I am only using ground beef.

1 lb ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1/3 c milk
1/4 c parmesan cheese
1/3 c panko crumbs
2 T minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano

Start warming sauce on the stove. Mix all ingredients together well in a large bowl. Shape into 1″ balls. Drop meatballs into simmering sauce and cook 20 minutes. Do not stir during that 20 minutes!
Stir and simmer 20 minutes longer. Serve alone, with pasta, or on a roll with mozzarella. Freezes well.

To bake meatballs: Heat oven to 350°F. Bake meatballs on a baking sheet about 25 minutes. They will be drier than the meatballs cooked in sauce. Add to sauce or have them alone.

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