Submitted by Stiney

Mom's recipe. Sorta.


  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs or panko
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1-2 eggs lightly beaten (depending on size of eggs)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Tomato Sauce (optional, for meatballs and sauce)


  1. Combine bread crumbs and milk and let soak for 10 minutes.
  2. In large skillet or sauce pot, heat oil and cook onion for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl combine meat, bread crumbs, cooked onion, egg, cheese, parsley, garlic and salt and pepper, and mix well. Shape into meatballs.
  4. Heat meatballs in skillet or sauce pot, using the rest of the oil. Brown on all sides for about 5 minutes if you are making meat sauce, 10 or so if not.

Cook's Notes

You can vary the ground meat used--all beef, all pork, or meatloaf mix (beef, pork and veal).

I recommend cooking these just with the tomato sauce. After the meatballs have been cooking for about five minutes and are browned on all sides, begin sauce.


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