This recipe originated with my grandmother. My dad's mom. She made true Italian dishes. Homemade pasta, sausage, had her own garden too.
- 2 pounds of ground chuck or sirloin (ground turkey & chicken is good too)
- 1/2 pound of ground pork
- 2 c Italian style bread crumbs
- 4 eggs
- 1 c milk
- 1 c fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/2 c grated cheese
- 1 Tbsp of Virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 1mins
Cost Average budget
Mix a the ingredients together in a large bowl of use your mix master. (my favorite tool). Let it stand for a half hour. Form into medium size meatballs.
Fry in the olive oil. Gently turning them as they brown up. Or place on a baking sheet on top of foil and bake for 1/2 hour at 350 degrees. Gently place into your own Hot spaghetti sauce and cook for 1 hour on medium to low heat.
If you don't know how to make your own sauce. I have a recipe for that too. Or you can use jar sauce and reduce the cooking time in half on the stove.
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Chef Tips and Tricks
Looking for an easy snack or party appetizer? These little beef pockets are a pinch!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 lb ground beef
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
- In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.
- Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat.
- Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet.
- Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles.
- Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle.
- Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
- Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.