these are delicious meatballs full of flavor from fresh garlic and parsley. these little meat nuggets can make any jar of sauce and box of dried pasta taste homemade. you make these and your family will love you for life. the best part, they won't have a clue as to how easy these guys are to make and what little effort you've really put into their "homemade" spaghetti and meatball dinner. all they will be thinking as they greedily slurp clean their plates how special they must be for you to go through such trouble. only we know better. okay, let's do it.
in a big ole bowl, mix the following:
1.5 lbs. of ground beef or your favorite meat mix, i like a beef/pork combo(1 lb. beef and .5 lb. pork) 1 egg 1/3 cup italian bread crumbs, give or take, you need enough for it to bind the mixture 1/3 cup milk 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/2 tsp. of black pepper 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 1 clove of garlic minced fine, or more if you like garlic 1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley and a big jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
i do this by hand, just until well blended. make into balls roughly the size of a golf ball and drop into your favorite sauce. simmer until done, probably about 30 minutes. don't stir you meatballs for the first 15 minutes to keep them from falling apart. enjoy and remember to just nod your head when your family tells you just how much they love you.
aw mom, you're the best. yes, yes i know. now mangi, mangi!
who am i? i am a forty-something married, stay-at-home mother of two. i am overweight, in dire need of a good dye job and have been left way too long with my thoughts. i live in historic yorktown,virginia. i love to eat, cook, and bake. wife to big j, mama to c and t....
the pic, that is me in the early 1970's with my grandma in walt disney world. she passed away in 2007 at 96!