Fast and Easy Italian Meatballs
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Fast and easy Italian meatballs. Perfect for meatball sub sandwiches or on top of spaghetti.
Recipe type: Italian, Meatballs, Sandwich, Spaghetti, Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Italian, American
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb. or 500 grams ground beef and pork mixture (or just ground beef, or pork)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 11/2 tbsp dried chives, optional
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup or 35 grams bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  1. Mix all of the spices in a small bowl until well combined. Work the spices into the meat. Continue until the spices have been well incorporated. Next add the bread crumbs and mix until well combined.Form the meatballs by rolling enough meat with your palms to form meatballs the size of a large walnut or golf balls. Continue until all the meat is used up , this should yield about 16-18 meatballs. If time permits allow meatballs to sit for 10-30 minutes. This allows the spices to permeate the meat.
Cooking the Meatballs:
  1. The meatballs can be cooked as you like, in the oven or pan fried. For the meatball sub recipe I always pan fry.
  2. Generally the meatballs will be cooked through in 10-15 minutes, but to be 100% sure shape the meatballs evenly and test one meatball by cutting it in half.
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