Muddaʼs Meatballs

These meatballs are made in the classic Italian-American style. Serve them as appetizers with picks or small forks and plenty of napkins.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1½ lbs. ground beef
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 6 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups marinara sauce

Directions

  • In a large bowl, soak the bread crumbs in the milk for 10 minutes.
  • Add ground beef, eggs, cheese, garlic, parsley, crushed red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Roll the mixture into 2-inch balls and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until barely smoking and brown the meatballs well.
  • Transfer the meatballs to a saucepan along with the marinara sauce. Cook for 30 minutes over medium heat.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1½ lbs. ground beef
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 6 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups marinara sauce

Directions

  • In a large bowl, soak the bread crumbs in the milk for 10 minutes.
  • Add ground beef, eggs, cheese, garlic, parsley, crushed red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Roll the mixture into 2-inch balls and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until barely smoking and brown the meatballs well.
  • Transfer the meatballs to a saucepan along with the marinara sauce. Cook for 30 minutes over medium heat.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories430
Total Fat28g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol190mg
Sodium1050mg
Total Carbohydrate15g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars8g
Protein31g