Melt In Your Mouth Meatballs

We always raved about my friends meatballs, and finally she sent me the recipe, not sure if this is an original, or where it is from.

1 1/2  lbs ground beef (a mixture of 1 pound ground beef and 1/2 pound ground pork will work well also)
1  Large egg, slightly beaten
1/2  Cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3  Cup breadcrumbs (or use enough to hold the meat together (no dry breadcrumbs? just soak 3 slices of bread in the 1/3 )
1 -2  Tbsp. fresh minced garlic (or use 1 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste)
1 -2  tsp. salt (or to taste, I use 2 teaspoons seasoned salt)
1  tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1/3  Cup milk (can use up to 1/2 cup milk)
1/2  tsp. dried oregano (optional, or to taste)
1/4  Cup chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tablespoons dried parsley)

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Shape into small meatballs (at this point you can place on a baking sheet and freeze to use later, or cover with plastic wrap refrigerate up to 24 hours before using).

Drop the meatballs into simmering pasta sauce, do not stir for at least 20 minutes or you will risk breaking the meatballs.

Continue cooking in the simmering sauce for another 20 minutes (depending on how fast your sauce is simmering 40 minutes total should fully cook the meatballs).

After the 40 minutes cooking time continue cooking your sauce with the meatballs in for as long as desired.

**note** you may also bake the meatballs at 350° F for 25 minutes or until cooked through.


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About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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