Classic Ground Pork Meatballs
Nothing embodies the cozy elements of comfort food better than the classic ground pork meatballs. Serve this easy and timeless recipe on top of your pasta for quick, delicious dinners.
- 3 cups Neapolitan Sauce or Pasta sauce Southern Hemisphere (Tomato Sauce in North America)
- 1 cup breadcrumbs - fresh, preferably from French or country-style bread
- ⅓ cup milk
- 8 ounces ground beef (minced beef) - 15%-fat
- 8 ounces ground pork
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese - grated
- ⅓ cup parsley - Italian parsley, fresh, finely
- 1 pinch Kosher salt - to taste
- 1 pinch ground black pepper - to taste
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- Pour 3 cups of your tomato sauce of choice in a wide saucepot, bring to a gentle simmer and set aside.
- Combine breadcrumbs and milk in a bowl. Stir until breadcrumbs have evenly absorbed the milk. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a bowl, and add in garlic. Then combine beef and pork in a bowl. Add 1 cup Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper. Add in the egg-and-garlic mixture.
- Using your hands, squeeze milk from breadcrumbs. Reserve milk.
- Add breadcrumbs to the meat mixture. Again using hands, gently mix meat mixture until ingredients have evenly combined (it’s important to not overmix). Chill mixture for about thirty minutes.
- Moisten hands with some of the reserved milk, and roll meat mixture between palms into golf ball-sized balls, and evenly arrange in a saucepot with tomato sauce.
- Bring sauce to a simmer, reduce heat and cover, allowing meatballs to cook through (15 to 20 minutes). Pour meatballs and sauce onto a platter and garnish with Parmesan. Serve immediately with pasta of choice.
Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 26gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1063mgPotassium: 710mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1056IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 290mgIron: 4mg
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