Sunday, August 26, 2007

Grandma's Homemade Italian Meatball's

For as long as I can remember Sunday has always been spaghetti and meatballs day at our house. Having grown up with this tradition is the main reason that I don't order meatballs when dining out. Because really who's meatballs are going to be better than my mom's except of course my grandma's.

Grandma's Meatball Recipe
1lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 pound ground veal
3 cups bread crumbs
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
6 garlic cloves minced
3 large eggs
1 tbs salt
oil for frying

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until evenly blended. Shape the mixture into balls. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Put as many meatballs that will fit into the oil and fry. Turn as necessary to get the meatballs brown on all sides. Remove the meatballs and blot with a paper towel to absorb some of the oil. Repeat with remaining meatballs.


  1. Yum! I love family traditions, and this is a yummy one :)

  2. These sound delicious! I love the addition of the fresh herbs.

  3. There really is nothing better than a good, homemade meatball. How wonderful that this is a Sunday tradition for your family!

  4. I totally am with you on that! No meatballs or even sauce was ever ordered anywhere when I went out. Nothing could compare to my grandmothers and mothers Italian food!

  5. I was just telling my son how great fresh meatballs are to have on hand. Meatball subs, many ways to eat! Great recipe!

  6. looks like a really great recipe! Can't wait to give this one a try!!!

  7. Meatballs are one of my families favorite foods. I love having a big stash of them in the freezer for quick meals on busy nights.

  8. Nothing beats a homemade meatball! I'm not sure I've ever ordered meatballs in a restaurant. Thanks for sharing your recipe!