Best Ever Italian Meatballs
115 mins (prep 25, cooking 90)
16 ingredients
16 servings
This is a recipe I was given from a lady from Italy. She told me that the secret of mouth watering meatballs is not to cook them before adding them to the sauce, as cooking them in the sauce will not only add more flavor to the sauce, but also to the meatballs. What I do is make these a day ahead of time, with my sauce. Then, I refrigerate it over-night, which makes any fat rise to the top and harden, where it is easily removed. This process also allows all of the flavors to "marry" together, making it especially delicious!

Categories:  main-dish , <-4-hours , meatballs , low-carb , low-in... , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (43.01 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 77.35 Calories from Fat 8.73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.97g 23.99%
Saturated Fat 0.49g 38.92%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 3.51mg 18.73%
Sodium 401.36mg 267.58%
Total Carbohydrate 11.12g 59.3%
Dietary Fiber 0.65 g 41.3%
Sugars 2.31 g %
Protein 6.02g 192.8%
Vitamin A 95.29IU% Vitamin C 7.59mg%
Calcium 126.73mg% Iron 0.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lean ground beef, ground pork, large eggs, fresh, italian, fresh oregano, fresh basil, fresh parsley, anise seeds