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Meatballs and Italian Sausage Recipe

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This recipe for Meatballs and Italian Sausage, by , is from A Matter of Taste, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nick Aloi
Added: Saturday, September 8, 2007


1 pound ground sirloin
˝ pound ground veal
˝ pound ground pork
1 clove garlic, minced fine
6 slices white American bread
˝ cup Parmesan/Romano cheese
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons Italian parsley, minced
1-2 eggs
Dash of salt, if needed
Marinara sauce-see Nick’s recipe
2 Italian sausages, cut into 2-inch lengths, optional

Rub clove of garlic around mixing bowl. Place meat in bowl, (may only use ground sirloin and 4 slices of bread and 1 egg). Moisten bread with water and squeeze to remove excess. Add to meat. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Form into walnut size balls. Sauté in olive oil. Brown, turning often. Remove and place in marinara sauce. If you add Italian sausage; cut into 2-inch lengths and sauté after meat balls in same pan.




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