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Italian Meatballs

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Italian meatballs are the ultimate treat! They are also quite easy to make. In this video we made a huge batch for 3 meals – rigatoni and meatballs, Minestrone soup and we froze 1/3 for meatball pizza. Meatballs freeze beautifully!
Ingredients
  Olive oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
  Ground sausage 1 Pound
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Ground veal 1 Pound
  Parmesan cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), grated
  Bread crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1 Medium
  Oregano 1 Tablespoon, crushed
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced (or 2 large)
  Fresh basil 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Yellow onion 2 Tablespoon, grated
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients till well combined.
2. Using the palms of the hands, form small meatballs.
3. Heat a large skillet with olive oil and fry the meatballs, turning as they brown. Drain on paper towel.

SERVING
4. These meatballs can be used to make soups, pizza or any dish of choice.

TIPS
If inexpensive ground veal is not available use 1.5 pounds of sausage and 1.5 pounds of beef.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Deep Fried
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 342 Calories from Fat 197

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34%

Saturated Fat 7.7 g38.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 92.9 mg31%

Sodium 523.5 mg21.8%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.6%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 27 g53.4%

Vitamin A 6.3% Vitamin C 3.1%

Calcium 13.7% Iron 11.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Italian Meatballs Recipe Video