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Homemade Italian Meatballs With Ground Beef and Italian Sausage
So if you’re following the Meatball Showdown Throw down, you’ll know that we have two recipes that I really want to have compared to see which one people like the best. One of them is my Father’s recipe and the other one is my Mother’s version. I have a version too, but I’m saving that for another time.
Meatball Recipe Number 1
Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 1 is made with not only ground beef but has ground Italian Sausage included in it too! You can use sweet sausage or go crazy with some HOT Italian Sausage! Make it hotter by adding some crushed red pepper if you like it really spicy. This meatball is meaty, firm, savory and goes well with any type of pasta sauce.
Cook these in Nonna’s Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce for a decadent Italian feast!
Note: You could also make these small and use them as an appetizer with any type of sauce. (ie: Grape jelly and chili sauce, Raspberry preserves and Sriracha, or whatever your favorite combination is)
Remember, this is the first meatball recipe in my Meatball Showdown, so I want to hear from you after you make them so I know who’s meatball won the prize! See what’s it up against in MelClaire’s Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 2 .