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Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs

Cooking the meatballs in simmering pasta sauce will not only add so much extra flavor to the sauce the meatballs will be melt-in-your-mouth tender, you may of course oven-bake the meatballs for about 25 minutes, --- don't be afraid to add in more Parmesan cheese and a little more milk, there is no need to measure exactly, this recipe is pretty much foolproof, leftover cooked meatballs make a wonderful pizza topping just slice thinly and freeze until ready to use. These also make wonderful juicy burgers shaped into patties. (Recipes courtesy of Food.com. Chef Kittencalskitchen).
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Category:  Ground Beef  - 
Ready in: 20m  -  Cooking time: 30m  - 

Ingredients

For 4 people

Recipe

  • 1.5 pound(s) ground beef (a mixture of 1 pound ground beef and 1/2 pound ground pork will work well also)
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 0.5 cup(s) grated parmesan cheese
  • 0.33 cup(s) breadcrumbs (or use enough to hold the meat together (no dry breadcrumbs? just soak 3 slices of bread in the 1/3 )
  • teaspoon(s) fresh minced garlic (or use 1 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste)
  • teaspoon(s) salt (or to taste, I use 2 teaspoons seasoned salt)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) fresh ground black pepper
  • 0.33 cup(s) milk (can use up to 1/2 cup milk)
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) dried oregano (optional, or to taste)
  • 0.25 cup(s) chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tablespoons dried parsley)

Kittencal's Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Shape into small meatballs (at this point you can place on a jelly-roll/baking sheet and freeze to use later, or cover with plastic wrap refrigerate up to 24 hours before using).
  3. Drop the meatballs into simmering pasta sauce, do not stir for at least 20 minutes or you will risk breaking the meatballs.
  4. Continue cooking in the simmering sauce for another 20 minutes (depending on how fast your sauce is simmering 40 minutes total should fully cook the meatballs).
  5. After the 40 minutes cooking time continue cooking your sauce with the meatballs in for as long as desired.
  6. **note** you may also bake the meatballs at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until cooked through.
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