1 1/2 lbs ground meat(1lb beef;1/2lb pork or 1/2 lb Italian Sausage Meat )
2 medium or 1 large egg.
1 cup Progresso flavored bread crumbs, or enough to hold mixture together.
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss gently with your hands until the meat has become
thoroughly blended with all the seasonings. The mixture should be fairly moist.
To form the meatballs , wet your hands in a small bowl of lukewarm water
and then pick up about 1/4 cup of the mixture.Roll it in your hands to make a ball
about 1 3/4 inches in diameter.
At this point you have 3 options. We like the third.
1. Add the meatballs directly into your basic tomato sauce recipe.
2. Fry in about 3 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes , turn to brown evenly.
Then drop them into gently boiling sauce for about 20 minutes or add to Sunday gravy with other meats.
3. Place the meatballs in a Pyrex dish and drizzle a small amount of olive oil on each.Heat in a
350 deg oven for 1/2 hour and then add to Sunday gravy.