Authentic Italian Meatballs- the best

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 60
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 59.5
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.5 mg
  • Sodium: 120.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

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Introduction

This recipe was handed down for 5 generations (not mine, I am Polish) by my sisters best friend's great, great,great grandmother. I really like this recipe and I believe so will you. ( the only change I made to the original recipe was to use 1/2 ground turkey (85/15) and lean ground beef (93% lean) This makes A LOT of meatballs, but they will go FAST!!! This recipe was handed down for 5 generations (not mine, I am Polish) by my sisters best friend's great, great,great grandmother. I really like this recipe and I believe so will you. ( the only change I made to the original recipe was to use 1/2 ground turkey (85/15) and lean ground beef (93% lean) This makes A LOT of meatballs, but they will go FAST!!!
Number of Servings: 60

Ingredients

    1-1/4 lb 85/15 ground turkey
    1-1/4 lb 93% lean ground beef
    1 C. bread crumbs
    1/2 c. grated and 1/2 c. shredded Romano cheese ( the original recipe called for 1 c. grated)
    1 Tablespoon dried Parsley flakes
    1 teaspoon sweet basil - dried
    1/4 teaspoon oregano
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    3 large eggs
    2 cloves garlic

Directions

**This is calculated for each meatball approx. 1", I use a med-small icecream scoop.
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. ( I use my hands)
form into small meatballs.
Fry in 1/2 olive oil and vegetable oil over low-medium heat until golden brown, turning as you go (on my glass top stove I use the 3 or 4 setting.)
Drain on several layers of paper towels to remove excess oil.
** this recipe was calulated factoring in the oil absorbed as best as possible

Number of Servings: 60

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