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Meatballs?

I need a good recipe for meatballs. my mom keeps having me buy the frozen ones cause i was never sure how to make a good meatball and i don't think that paying that price i do for the amount i get is good. nor does it have a good flavor it is bland. i want something that the flavor stands out.

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sherryb1273

Asked by sherryb1273 at 9:16 AM on Oct. 3, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • - 2 slices white bread (crust discarded), torn to small bits
    - ½ cup milk
    - 1lb ground beef (or mix beef/pork)
    - ¼ cup grated Parm Reggiano
    - 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
    - 1 large egg yolk
    - 1 small garlic clove, minced
    - salt
    - ground black pepper
    - about 1¼ cups veggie oil for frying

    Combine the bread and milk in a small bowl, mashing with a fork, until a smooth paste forms about a few minutes.
    Mix beef, egg, grated cheeses, parsley, then include the bread and milk mixture with salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
    Lightly form 3 tablespoons of the mixture into a round meatball, repeat with the remaining mixture to form approximately 15 meatballs.
    Heat the oil over med-high heat. Add one by one the meatballs in a single layer, and when the edge of the meatballs dipped in oil sizzles, turn until nicely browned on all sides, 2-3 minutes.
    Transfer the meatballs to a paper towel to drain.
    CinnamonScallop

    Answer by CinnamonScallop at 9:34 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • It's really easy.

    1 lb pork
    1 lb ground beef
    4- 6cloves garlic ( i like a lot of garlic in mine, some like less)
    2 cups bread crumbs ( you can also use mashed croutons, or mashed stuffing mix, but make sure it's not flavored too much!)
    1 cup romano or parmesean cheese
    1/4 - 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    2 eggs lightly beaten
    1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
    1/4 cup chopped fresh italian parsley
    1/2 cup whole milk

    If you have a large mixer or food processor, you can just throw it all in there & mix. If your food processor is smaller, you can do it in two batches. Just 1/2 the recipe & do it twice. You can also do it by hand. I do it that way a lot because i hate cleaning my mixer & food processor...lol. Bake for about 35 min. in a 350 oven.

    This is my best recipe. I have played with meatballs a lot & this is what people like the most. If you want a different kind of meatball, PM me...
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:40 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • why did it come out in bold? Interesting...
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:41 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • i just make simple ones...

    1 pound of fresh ground beef
    1 whole green bell pepper - diced
    1 whole onion - diced
    pepper, lawry's seasoning salt, onion powder, and garlic powder all to taste

    Mix all ingredients together almost as if you were mixing up meatloaf....
    have a broiler pan with a rank insert... (walmart like 10 bucks)
    form balls whatever size you want -- I do small balls so there are several & my little boys likes to think he has the most lol
    then bake at 425 for 20 to 30 minutes...

    To check to see if they are done -- take a meatball - cut it open -- if there is no pink and the ground beef looks done - there you go!

    Hope it helps.. and it is real easy too =]
    ajc88

    Answer by ajc88 at 6:50 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • GOOD AND SPICY MEATBALLS

    1 c. dry bread crumbs
    2 1/2 lb. ground beef, pork & veal combined
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 c. chopped onion
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    2 eggs, beaten slightly

    Combine above ingredients thoroughly. Shape into meatballs approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Bake in 400 degree oven about 15 minutes, turning once, until brown on all sides. Meanwhile make sauce. Can be served over rice, on submarine rolls with cheese or as an hors d'oeuvres.

    SPICY SAUCE:

    1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
    1/4 c. catsup
    1/4 c. chopped onion
    1/4 c. pickle relish
    1/4 c. brown sugar
    1/4 tsp. ground pepper
    1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
    2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
    2 tbsp. vinegar

    Combine ingredients in 3 quart saucepan; simmer over low heat about an hour, stirring occasionally. Add meatballs and keep hot until serving time or cool quickly to be served later.
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 7:14 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Buy Lipton Onion soup mix and follow the meat loaf recipe on the back + add anything extra you like.

    Bacically:
    meat, ketchup, bread crums, egg, worsteshire, minced garlic, water

    I make a big bunch at one time and freeze them so we can have meatballs any time without all the prep.
    Niki_sd

    Answer by Niki_sd at 10:18 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

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