My mom wanted spaghetti and meatballs the other day so that is just what we did. You can never go wrong with this classic. I got a new cookbook for Christmas that incorporates spicy sausage into the mixture rather than pork or veal. This gives the meatballs amazing new flavor, I added in more sausage and less ground beef than called for because I love the sausage flavor, but as usual, do what makes you happy. This makes about 12 meatballs
- 1 Cup Dried Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 Cup Whole Milk
- 2 LBS 85% Lean Ground Beef
- 1/2 LBS Spicy Italian Sausage, casing removed
- 1 Cup Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 TSP Dried Oregano
- 1 TSP Dried Chili Flakes
- 1 TSP Salt
- 1 TSP Pepper
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1 26 oz Jar of Marinara Sauce
Let’s Get Cooking
Preheat the oven to 400F and line your baking sheets
In a large mixing bowl combine with your hands: bread crumbs + milk + beef + sausage + cheese + oregano + chili flakes + salt + pepper.
Add in the eggs and mix until well combined. Don’t over mix, it will make the meat tough.
Using about 1/2 cup measure scoop the meatball mixture out and roll with your hands to make a ball.
Place on baking sheets and bake for about 25 minutes.
Serve with your favorite marinara sauce and pasta.
Made with Love,