Mom's Meatball Recipe

A delicious recipe for meatballs from Donatella Arpaia's mom. Serve with a Quick Sunday Ragu.

Recipe courtesy of Donatella Arpaia

Mom's Meatball Recipe

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    Ingredients

    2 lbs ground sirloin Salt and pepper to taste
    1 loaf stale Italian bread 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
    4 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 medium eggs
    cup Italian parsley, coarsely chopped

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Break up the bread and soak the pieces in water. Squeeze out all the excess water and break into pieces. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together with your hands until everything is completely incorporated.

    • 2

      Form the mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs. Fry the meatballs in olive oil (the oil should not completely cover meatballs), turning them when a nice golden brown color forms on bottom.

    • 3

      Drain on paper towels. It's ok if the meatballs are slightly undercooked--they will finish cooking in the sauce.

    • 4

      Add the meatballs to the simmering tomato sauce for about 20 minutes to finish cooking; you don't want them to soak up too much of the liquid and become soggy.

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