Italian Meatballs

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Getsalot O.: "awesome. never used ricotta in meatballs before.…" Read More
26Ingredients
85Minutes
630Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound ground beef (at least 16 percent fat)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2/3 cup milk (whole or 2 percent)
  • 3 slices white bread (crusts removed, about 3 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or marjoram)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 cup flour (for dusting)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce (make in step 1 of method or use already prepared)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 3/4 cup carrots (finely chopped)
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery (finely)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 28 ounces tomatoes (crushed or whole, including the juice, or 1 3/4 pound of fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (or 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil)
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
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    NutritionView More

    630Calories
    Sodium53% DV1270mg
    Fat60% DV39g
    Protein61% DV31g
    Carbs12% DV37g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories630Calories from Fat350
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat39g60%
    Saturated Fat12g60%
    Trans Fat0.5g
    Cholesterol145mg48%
    Sodium1270mg53%
    Potassium1030mg29%
    Protein31g61%
    Calories from Fat350
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate37g12%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Sugars13g26%
    Vitamin A70%
    Vitamin C35%
    Calcium15%
    Iron25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(5)

    Getsalot O. 15 days ago
    awesome. never used ricotta in meatballs before.. never used the vegy’s in the sauce either everyone really liked it all
    Diane 3 months ago
    Very good and moist. Will make them again
    Gabrielle G. 4 months ago
    Taste very good exactly as the picture :)
    Melton 4 months ago
    great recipe thank you
    Barb Crawford 6 months ago
    Amazing! This is the Real Italian style meatball. The ground pork added to the beef makes all the difference along with the softened white bread. I used italian bread and added a couple extra slices. They came out perfect. Adults and kids raves about these meatballs!
    Rayven a year ago
    It turned out so good! My boyfriend loved it and it was easy enough for me to whip together!
    Philip Rinaldi a year ago
    it was delicious...I think I had to use about 5 slices of bread in the milk, 3 wasnt enough.
    Vicki Sofianos a year ago
    amazing! i i used mild italian sausage and they had so much flavor! the entire family loved them!
    Dustin M. a year ago
    Turned out amazing. Didn't use the pork, just doubled the beef. Sauce is good, I accidently added to much pepper for my family's taste but it was perfect for me.
    Was really good, the only thing I’d change next time is not to purée the sauce.
    Kathy W. 2 years ago
    This was the best meatball recipe that I have made and I have tried a lot. I did use jarred sauce because I was making manicotti to go with it.
    Lily M. 2 years ago
    This is so yummy!😁I will make it again.😊Definitely!
    julie h. 3 years ago
    Great! Toddler approved
    Trina F. 4 years ago
    It was my first time making homemade meatballs and everyone loved them! Recipe was very easy to follow but since it was my first time it took me about a half hour longer than the allotted time on the recipe list. I love the amount of cheese that was used with making the meatballs as well.

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