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Italian Meatball Recipe

How To Make Italian Meatballs!

I can still smell my Grandma's sauce and meatballs cooking, and what a treat it was. Every Sunday we would go to Grandma’s after Mass. While the sauce was simmering on the stove and she was cooking the meatballs we would grab a bowl of sauce and dip Italian bread. I cherish the memories of our Sunday Dinners. I'm grateful for the values that quality family time instilled in my life. Times have changed, our lives are busier now and the pandemic certainly hasn't helped families get together. Maybe we can use this homemade meatball recipe, and homemade Sunday sauce recipe as a reminder of a simpler time, a time when Sundays were for church, family dinner, and a day of rest. You will love this Sunday sauce and meatball recipe. Gather around your table, enjoy each other’s company and some good food.

Recipe For The Meatballs

3 lb ground chuck

4 cloves of garlic minced ( 4 teaspoons if your using granulated garlic )

2 whole eggs lightly beaten

¾ cup of bread crumbs

½ cup of parmesan cheese

¾ cup of milk

2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp basil

1tsp Italian seasoning

Step 1: Break two eggs into a mixing bowl and lightly mix

Step 2: Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Don’t overmix. Overworking your ground beef will make it tough, and chewy

Step 3: Form into balls and either fry or bake your meatballs

Step 4: To bake your meatballs, place them on an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 18 - 20 mins. Larger meatballs will take longer to cook.

NOTE: This recipe makes a lot of meatballs, but not to worry you will eat some as you're cooking and have some for leftovers. Try meatball subs, toast any type of rolls in the oven at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes then add meatballs, sauce, provolone, mozzarella, or parmesan cheese on top and put them back in the oven for additional 4-5 minutes. By toasting your rolls first it will prevent the roll from getting soggy.

Can I freeze meatballs? Yes, you can freeze meatballs. Cook your meatballs, once they are cool, place them in a freezer bag. Take them out of the freezer a day before you are ready to use them and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight. I love these reusable sandwiches, snacks & freezer bags.

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How long can I keep homemade meatballs in the freezer? You can keep meatballs in the freezer for four months.

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