"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Lena's Meatballs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Uncle Reuben and Aunt Nancy
Added: Thursday, July 17, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 lbs. ground chuck or ground round (80 to 85% lean)
3 eggs
1 to 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
2 T. parsley
1 T. garlic powder
1 T. basil
Pinch of oregano
1/4 c. celery, chopped or 1 to 2 T. celery seed
1/4 c. onion, chopped or 1 to 2 T. onion powder
1 tsp. pepper
1 T. salt (or to taste)
1/2 c. or more Romano cheese (or to taste)

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F.
1. Mix all ingredients together well.
2. Temper with water if needed.
3. Roll meatballs and place on a greased pan.
4. Bake at 350F. for 35 to 40 minutes.

 

 

 

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