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What is a good recipe for meatballs?

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One of the best-rated recipes for meatballs on the Food Network website is also among the easiest. Supplied by a restaurant featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," it combines sauteed onions and garlic with milk, eggs, herbs, seasonings, bread crumbs, cheese, beef and pork before cooking.

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What is a good recipe for meatballs?
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Meatballs

This recipe yields 10 servings. For best results, it is recommended to use freshly grated bread crumbs as opposed to store-bought alternatives.

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 1 hr.

Ready In: 1 hr. 30 min.

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 2 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 1/2 lbs. ground pork
  • 1 cup warm water
  1. Mix the dry ingredients
  2. Mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, herbs, red pepper, black pepper and salt in a large bowl.

  3. Mix the wet ingredients
  4. In another bowl, thoroughly beat together the eggs and milk and set aside in t he refrigerator.

  5. Saute the garlic
  6. Heat a small skillet on a medium setting, then add olive oil and garlic to saute for around 3-4 minutes. Set aside.

  7. Add the meat
  8. Lightly combine the beef and pork with the seasoned cheese and bread crumb mixture. Mix together with the egg and milk, warm water and sauteed garlic.

  9. Preheat the oven and shape the meatballs
  10. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and shape the meatballs into 7 or 8-ounce spheres. Place into a baking dish, being careful to keep them separate.

  11. Cook the meatballs
  12. Cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

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