3 lbs. ground beef or chuck 1 lb. ground pork
1 lb. ground veal
1 lb. seasoned bread crumbs -or-
1 loaf bread soaked in 1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Grifo
1 cup fresh parsley, minced
5 or 6 eggs
1/2 teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder
1 teaspoon each salt, pepper
2 tablespoons finely minced garlic (fresh)
4 whole cloves garlic olive oil, to fill a skillet 1/2" deep

1. Combine ground meat, bread or bread crumbs, grated cheese, minced parsley and lightly beaten eggs (add eggs one at a time while stirring ingredients together). Sprinkle with minced garlic, olive oil and seasonings, then mix well until everything is combined. A chopped onion or chopped and seeded sweet bell pepper may be optionally added in for a variation.
Form meat mixture into meatballs, using an ice cream scoop or your hands, pressing lightly, just enough so that meat holds together, but not so much that the meat is very compressed or the meatballs will be tough and dry. In a heavy skillet, heat olive oil over medium low heat. Add whole garlic cloves. Turn the garlic cloves to color them on all sides, then when lightly roasted, press them into the oil; as they brown, remove them (more can be added). This is done while the meatballs are being browned.
Serve the meatballs with pasta and sauce or top with sauce and Parmesan cheese in sub rolls for meatball subs. Meatballs can be broken up and combined with elbows and topped with sauce for American Chop Suey, or break them into pasta sauce to make a wonderful meat sauce. Meatballs are great served with macaroni and cheese.
This mixture can also be used as a lasagna or ravioli filling, or stuffed into a calzone and baked. It makes a great filling for stuffed peppers, and will make wonderful stuffed artichokes.


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