Listen, I am not normally a cocky person.. Nor would I say my dish is “Five Star” however.. I made these meatballs on Easter.. & my Italian grandmother gave me major kudos.. So you KNOW they are amazing!
MomMom even said they tasted like hers!
(needless to say I almost cried)
I had 16 people over for Easter this year.. I cooked for basically 18 hours! I made my home made sauce to pair with these meatballs and let me just say DAAAAAAMN they were good!
I made the sauce recipe as its written in the recipe.. made the meatballs as stated below, and then I stuck them in the sauce to continue to cook low and slow for a couple of hours!
When ready to serve, I removed the meatballs from the pot and served them in a bowl next to some extra sauce.. (so people can choose how much sauce they want!)
If you do not want to make my sauce recipe, and you have your own.. or want to use a favorite jarred sauce.. that’s fine too! You don’t have to cook these in the sauce, I just did that to add a layer of flavor and because I wanted it paired together for my meal!
Casey’s 5 Star Meatballs –
2lbs of ground beef
2 tablespoons of minced onion
1 tablespoon of ground parmesan
1 tablespoon of minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup of plain breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons of milk
Preheat your oven to broil, line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
- In a large bowl, mix together the milk and bread crumbs until it forms sort of a paste and all of the bread crumbs are “wet” and the milk is no longer visible.
- Add in all other ingredients.
- Mix together everything until its is well combined, but to not over mix.
- Roll into desired size meatballs..
- Place on your rimmed baking sheet and cook in the oven until browned.
You can cook them all the way through in the oven and serve or brown them and finish off in a sauce of your choice!
Mini sized meatballs (half inch in diameter) usually take about 5-8 minutes and standard sized (and inch/inch and a half) Usually take between 10-15 minutes, However all ovens are different, so keep a close eye and check them as they bake!
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