Grandma Rose's Meatballs

Grandma Rose's Meatballs

Makes about 24 meatballs

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, plus and additional ½ cup reserved
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef and pork, 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and remaining ingredients. Use your hands to evenly mix the ingredients, adding additional breadcrumbs if needed, until the mixture reaches the consistency of cookie dough.
  3. Using clean hands, grab a golf-ball sized amount of the meat mixture and roll into a ball. Place meatballs evenly spaced on the prepared sheet pan.
  4. Bake meatballs in preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
  5. Immediately add meatballs to a large pot of simmering spaghetti sauce or allow meatballs to cool completely before freezing for later use.