Craving Italian food, but looking for something a little different from lasagna or pasta? These Italian Meatballs are the BEST, and make a great appetizer for any upcoming parties or family gatherings you may be planning. Follow these easy steps to make the best Italian meatball recipe you’ve ever tasted!
Best Italian Meatball Recipe
Italian Meatballs Recipe
1 lb ground beef
2 Whisked eggs
1 Tbsp chopped chives
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp pepper
1 Cup whole grain or Italian bread crumbs
1 1/2 Cups olive oil
1 Cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 Cup tomato sauce
Chives and cilantro to garnish
Mix the ground beef with the breadcrumbs, half of the cheese, a handful of chives, salt and pepper.
Roll into 12 balls.
Dip balls into egg batter.
In a large pot heat 1 1/2 cups of olive oil.
Fry meatballs until thoroughly cooked. Meat should be brown. Set aside
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lay meatballs on a flat baking dish lined with aluminum foil.
Top with grated mozzarella cheese and drizzle with tomato sauce.
Heat uncovered until cheese is completely melted.
Remove from oven and let cool 2-3 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro. Serve and enjoy!
Serve these real Italian meatballs as an appetizer, or light dinner paired with sliced tomatoes or a salad. You’ll never go back to pre-packaged or frozen meatballs after trying this recipe. It’s that good!
What’s your favorite way to eat meatballs? Do you add anything else to your homemade Italian meatball recipe?
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