Every single one of us in this house love these meatballs. I always double this recipe and sometimes that still isn’t enough! Simple and Delicious!!
1 slice of white bread
1/4 cup milk
1# ground beef
1/2# ground pork
1/2 cup of chopped red onion (you could use white onion too)
1/2 cup grated parmesan
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste (I would use 1/2 teaspoon salt for this recipe)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1. I always double this recipe. 1# of meatballs is not enough for this family that is for sure! In a bowl soak the bread in the milk. This is called a panade and is a very important step. This makes the meatballs moist and delish!
2. In a medium bowl, mix the ground beef, ground pork, bread and milk, onions, parsley, egg, cheese, and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Form the mixture into about 12-15 meatballs, depending on the size you like (When I do 2# I get 30-32 meatballs)
4. Put olive oil in non stick skillet. Fry meatballs over medium to medium high heat until browned on each side. When I make meatballs I usually am adding to a sauce to cook through.
Also, I fry 10-12 meatballs at a time in the skillet. Don’t over fill the skillet or you will steam the meatballs and not get that golden crust. Since I usually have more than 10-12 meatballs after each frying session, I wipe out the oil and start with a clean skillet and start all over. That way they fry up perfect. 😉
If you are going to make the meatballs and not add to a sauce, brown them in the skillet then transfer to a foil lined baking sheet. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. You could also cook them through in the frying pan. I have done it both ways.