.

.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Perfect Meatball.......

My sister Mary and my brother-in-law Rick made these tender and delicious meatballs for my nieces baby shower last weekend.  I have thought of nothing else but these meatballs since.  The recipe comes from Allrecipes.com. and I will never use another recipe but this one again.

Here is the recipe, adapted slightly with portions only.
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground veal
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 4 cloves garlic. chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup grated Pecarino Romano Cheese
  • 1/4 chopped parsley
  • 2 cups stale Italian bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 1/2 cups water
In the food processor, add the chopped garlic, stale Italian bread and parsley, process until bread, garlic and parsley have become crumbs. In a large bowl, add all the meats, eggs and cheese.  Next, empty the crumb mixture from the food processor into the meat bowl and start to mix while adding the water a half cup at a time.

 From into good size balls and bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven.

After the 30 minutes in the oven, simmer for an hour in your favorite sauce.  I used my quick home made summer sauce. (marinara) You've got to try these meatballs.  They were perfectly seasoned and tender enough to use a fork to cut through.





23 comments:

  1. The mixture of beef, pork and veal make for an excellent flavored meatball. Absolutely delicious.

    Velva

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wouldn't these be nice to serve a good friend if she were to stop by! LOL!!! Seriously I can't wait to try these meatballs. I have wanted to try that combination of meat forever and never have, now I'm inspired by your recipe! I'll bet they tasted amazing in your marinara sauce!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow looks delicious!
    Have a lovely day

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sounds like a great meatball! I love cooking them in the oven too:@)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oooh...now these look and sound so tasty.
    I never think to do meatballs, but now there's no excuse.
    I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing ;D

    ReplyDelete
  6. My children love meatballs. I will have to try this recipe !

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your blog looks beautiful! May I ask what kind of template you used? I like the clean look, and the header design.

    Our meatball recipe is identical to yours, it was given to us by a friend a while ago, but I wonder if this is the origin. It really is sooo good.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Seriously, my family thinks it is my life's mission to find the "perfect meatball". I think I have tried every recipe I have ever seen. Yours in next!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I really like adding cheese to my meatballs - using the three different meats is also a great idea! Great recipe! Perfect for the next big pasta party!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The meatballs looks wonderful! I have never eaten meatballs unless tossed on top of pasta until a few weeks ago. I shared a plate with a salad for lunch and found a most wonderful meal option. I will be trying your recipe. Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh my gosh, those meatballs look divine. Will have to try them minus the garlic (we are not garlic fans.) They sound luscious. Can't wait to try them. I have never used veal! THanks for sharing. Susan

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oooh, I love a good meatball. Those look delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Just looking at these beauties has got my stomach growling. Who can resist a meatball?

    ReplyDelete
  14. I always mix the meats.. and add pork when I make meatballs:). These look so good and I will try them!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have never made good meatballs so I will try this recipe. I have been thinking of them too.
    I just wish I had some right now. :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wooow …realmente lindo me encanta las alb√≥ndigas tiene un aspecto muy bueno,abrazos y abrazos

    ReplyDelete
  17. Well these just look amazing! Yum - tender juicy meatballs are always a hit.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I make a version of these, except we use elk instead of veal.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've been looking for a good meatball recipe- this one looks delicious! :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is almost exactly how I make my meatballs except I moisten the bread crumb moisture with milk and not water, as that is how my mother0in-law taught me.

    I am having a hard time finding ground veal here in Colorado. I will probably have to resort to grinding my own from now on.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow, they must be good to give up you other recipe. I'll give the recipe a try.

    ReplyDelete
  22. OH my I do have to try these. I love meatballs.
    This is making me so hungry right now.
    I wanted to add that I love love your headboard.
    I just wish I had the courage to change mine.
    Love ya
    Maggie

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...