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Basic Italian Meatballs

 
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Simple and basic

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

45

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
choose good quality beef (ground sirloin is good) but not too lean
3 x eggs
large
*
1 cup Parmesan cheese
½ x onions
finely chopped, medium (you pick the size, according to taste)
*
1 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
¼ cup olive oil, extra-virgin
2 ½ cup bread crumbs
made from dried white bread, ground in food processor
3 tablespoons basil
fresh, washed, dried and chopped
2 tablespoons italian parsley
fresh, washed, dried, chopped (curly parsley will do, too)
2 teaspoon garlic powder
mince 2 or 3 fresh cloves if you have them
1 pound ground pork
buy the pork already ground (not lean)

Directions

Mix all the ingredients, except the olive oil, in a bowl. Mix well, using your (clean) hands at the end. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Then, fill the palm of your hand with a mound of the mixture. Form into a ball and add to the hot oil. Make a dozen meatballs but don't cook them all together. Cook enough so that they are not crowded in the skillet. As they finish browning, put them on a paper towel to drain. If you are making them in advance, chill (and then they can be frozen if you want). Otherwise, cook them in bottled or homemade pasta (tomato) sauce on low heat for about 30 minutes. The sauce should be hot. If you don't have sauce, heat in a 350℉ (180℃) preheated oven for 30 minutes.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 341g (12.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 111453% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 66g 101%
Saturated Fat 23g 113%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 1644mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 151g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 47% Iron 46%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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