How to Make Handmade Italian Meatballs
These handmade Italian meatballs are soon to be a family favorite. These ground beef and sausage meatballs are delicious and easy to make and can be served alone or with bread or pasta.
Hey everyone, I'm Judith with recipe.com, and today I'm gonna be showing you how to make handmade Italian meatballs; delicious, quick, and easy. So, what you're gonna need is 1 pound of ground beef, 12 ounces of bulk Italian sausage. We have half a cup of bread crumbs. We have a quarter cup of parmesan cheese, which has been grated. We have a quarter cup of finely chopped Italian parsley. We have a quarter of milk, 1 egg which has been lightly beaten, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste, and of course here we have the piece de resistance, 4 cups of marinara sauce. So, first thing first, we're gonna prepare our meatballs. This is the fun part. You can get everyone involved and it's really quick and easy. So, we've got our ground beef, really inexpensive, goes a long way, and we're mixing it with some Italian sausage. Now, if you can't find the Italian sausage that's fine. You can just do ground beef, but it just gives a nicer taste when you do it this way. So, we're gonna add in our bread crumbs, our cheese, our parsley, all the dry ingredients go in. Let's put in our Seasoning there too, salt and pepper [unk] a little. There we go. Now, let's add in our liquid ingredients. So, our egg goes in there and our milk. So, everything is all in there, and we're gonna get our hands dirty and mix everything in. So, it combines all together. This is the fun part, the combining. You know, it's a really inexpensive and quick meal to make, and you probably get about 16 meatballs from this. So, you can feed the whole family or group of friends, great dinner. Alright, so that's all combined nicely. So, we're roll on meatball mixture into balls about 1-1/2 inches in diameter like it so, and I'm gonna do this with all my meat mixture. So, we've out batch of meatballs. We've got a large skillet here, which put to medium heat and I put the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in there when they get olive oil nice and hot. So make sure to make you meat in batches, so that you don't overcrowd your skillet. So, once that's nice and hot, we're gonna put in our meatballs. Now, there are gonna probably cook for about 10 minutes until they get nice and brown. So, it's been about 10 minutes and our meatballs are browned beautifully. So, it's time to place them on a plate. And the smell just delicious, just get that, all those seasoning flavors of herbs, the parsley in there, gorgeous, and let's get our marinara sauce. So, let's place it on the stove. We're gonna heat it to medium and bring it to a boil. So, now that the marinara is nice and hot, we're gonna add in our meatballs to the mix. So, we're gonna let this simmer with the meatballs for about 30 minutes with the lid on. So, it's been about 30 minutes. We've been stirring the meatballs [unk] mix occasionally, and the sauce has reduced down. It's become nice and thick and those meatballs have cooked nicely. So, that's it everyone. That is ready to serve up now, and you can serve it with spaghetti, pasta, even a slice of bread as the Italians do, and that's it, very quick and simple, that's your handmade Italian meatballs. We'll thanks for watching everyone. For more great recipes and savings, go to recipe.com.