Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Italian Meatballs

If you have spent your entire life searching for the perfect meatball recipe -
Search no further. I have been on a mission to make a soft, flavorful and
utterly delicious meatball recipe that everyone is sure to love.
The best part is that you make a batch and the first night serve it with pasta,
and the second night you can make meatball subs. 

Italian Meatballs

2 pounds ground beef
4 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
5 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder
1 cup Italian bread crumbs

For the sauce -

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced small
1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
2 ( 28 ounce ) can crushed tomatoes
1 ( 28 ounce ) can tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
5 tablespoons fresh parsley

1) Mix meatballs in a large bowl and form into balls and place on a rimmed
cookie sheet and bake at in a 350 preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

2) Meanwhile, heat oil in a saucepan and sauté onion until tender and cook
garlic for 3 minutes once the onions are cooked. Add all the spices and
add the tomatoes and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. 

3) Take the meatballs out of the oven and carefully add the meatballs
to the sauce and cook for an additional 30 minutes. 


  1. We love Meatballs! This looks so simple and great Val! It's on the list. :) I've been so happy to get to see good food here but also on your Instagram!!! I love it. You eat such great foods! I'm always so impressed with your meals. Take care and happy spring,

    Shauna xoxoxxooo

  2. Bookmarked!! I make meatballs on the regular - so much you can do with them. Yours look delicious!

  3. I've actually never made meatballs! Lol. But this---this makes me want to give it a try!

  4. yummmmm meatballs are my favorite! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. This does sound like a delicious recipe, Val! I love the idea of a meatball sub with the leftover meatballs too.

  6. Yum!!! I am so gonna surprise the hubby with these one night for dinner. Looks so delish.

  7. These look beautiful... my family would love them!

  8. Your meatball recipe is the same exact as mine except for the meat, I also use veal and pork. Love me some meatballs!

  9. Meatballs are my favorite thing ever, I can't wait to try this!


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