That's a Good Meatball

All Within the Home
by All Within the Home
20 Meatballs
45 min

Are you a fan of the movie, The Wedding Singer? With Adam Sandler? I think it was his last good movie. Anyway, a scene in the show is he is voice coaching an elderly woman to sing for her 50th wedding anniversary party and she pays him in meatballs. Once you master these, you can probably start using them as payment for your next service you receive - they are that good! I made these for sandwiches one night with homemade french bread and it was so good! They also make a great meatball for spaghetti or even on top of pizza! These are not puny little balls of meat, these are rich, savory, tender, juicy, and full of flavor. Everyone at the dinner table will be complimenting you by saying, "That's a good meatball!"

You have to get down in the meat mixture with your bare hands to really get this mixed up. Do not over mix, if you work with the meat too much it will get tough and nobody wants a tough meatball. Once you get your meat all incorporated, I used a 1/4 C measuring cup to make mine even in size.

Pour on your favorite spaghetti sauce and top with cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until it reads 160 on a digital thermometer. Nothing is worse than a dried up meatball.

What a meaty sandwich! If you make sandwiches out of yours, you can always add more sauce and cheese and stick it under the broiler for a few minutes until your bread gets toasty and the cheese starts to bubble.

Recipe details
  • 20  Meatballs
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1lb ground pork
  • 3/4 C parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp grated onion
  • 1 Tbsp italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • bottle of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 C mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 C parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients by hand until incorporated. Do not over mix.
Form into 1/4 C size meatballs.
Place in a 9x13 casserole dish.
Top with jar of favorite spaghetti sauce and 1/4 C parmesan and 1 C mozzerella.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until meatballs read 160 degrees on digital thermometer. Do not over bake.
  • Bklyn Cowgirl Bklyn Cowgirl on May 29, 2021

    Sounds like a delicious recipe but I'm guessing that when you say to combine all the ingredients, you're stopping short of the jar of sauce and mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. That may be a little confusing to newbie cooks.