Italian Meatballs
15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
17 ingredients
8-16 servings
These are real meatballs. If you were only using ground beef in your meatballs before, then you were doing them wrong! Pork and veal is where the real flavor comes from. I also use a tiny bit of mild Italian sausage just like the old country. To make them nice and moist, have them cook in a big pot of homemade red gravy for 1 to 2 hours. Make them as big or small as you like. They should serve about 4, could be more or less depending on the appetite of your family. Rubbing your hands in olive oil helps make perfectly round meatballs. Fresh herbs and produce make all the difference in the world with the flavor. Laziness results in a whack in the head from your nonna's wooden spoon! Lastly, all Italian cooking should have the love, so you better be using your hands when mixing the meat, don't be afraid of good cooking!

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Serving Size (34.61 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 112.65 Calories from Fat 77.85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.65g 106.5%
Saturated Fat 2.38g 95.34%
Trans Fat 0.34g %
Cholesterol 25.23mg 67.28%
Sodium 27.87mg 9.29%
Total Carbohydrate 0.59g 1.59%
Dietary Fiber 0.07 g 2.21%
Sugars 0.03 g %
Protein 7.76g 124.13%
Vitamin A 0.1IU% Vitamin C 0.35mg%
Calcium 10.01mg% Iron 0.83mg%
*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:
ground pork, ground veal, mild italian sausage, fresh ground black pepper, fresh basil, fresh oregano, fresh parsley, vidalia onion, small, dried breadcrumbs, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, large egg