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Italian Meatballs with Tomato Basil Marinara

 

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For Sunday “Italian Family Dinner” last week I served up these delicious beef and pork combination Italian meatballs alongside my Ricotta Filled Arancini.

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I served them as a main course with my Tomato Basil Marinara for dipping, but they could also be served with toothpicks as hors d’oeuvre’s at a holiday party, or any time of the year!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian pork sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

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Form into 1/4 cup sized balls.

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Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.

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See how quick and easy that was to make homemade meatballs! No need to ever buy the frozen store-bought kind again!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute veggie crumbles for the ground beef and pork to make “veggie-balls”.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Purchase gluten-free breadcrumbs or use gluten-free rice Chex cereal put through a food processor to form a fine crumb mixture.