Classic Italian Meatballs

  • 30 mins
  • 11 ingredients


  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 lb ground veal
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 4 tbs Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 tbs olive oil

This is the proper way to make delicious meatballs that contain beef, veal and pork.

  • Beat the eggs and milk together in a large bowl.
  • Add the bread crumbs, and let soak until the liquid has absorbed, about 3 min.
  • Add the meats, parsley, onion, cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Use your hands to mix well.
  • Form the meat balls in your hands about the size of a golf ball.
  • In a heated skillet add the olive oil and saute the meatballs, turning until brown on all sides. About 15 minutes.
  • Remove the meatballs from the oil and drain on paper towels or a wire rack.
  • At this point the meat balls may be added to marinara sauce or served as is.

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