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Italian Meatballs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Colleen Gore

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. bread crumbs
1/2 c. water
2 eggs
1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1 tsp. salt
Dash pepper
1 lb. ground beef
2 T. olive oil
Marinara sauce

Directions:
Directions:
Combine bread crumbs and water. Stir in eggs, Parmesan, herbs, salt, and pepper. Add meat; mix well.
With wet hands form 20-24 small balls. Heat oil and cook meatballs until brown, turning regularly, over low to medium heat. Place meatballs on paper towels to absorb any oil. Heat sauce to a boil. Lower to a simmer, add meatballs and cook, loosely covered for 30-40 minutes. Serve with spaghetti.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Makes 12 good size meatballs or 24 small.

 

 

 

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