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Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 2

 

Welcome back to the second Meatball recipe in my Meatball Showdown/Throwdown!

I’m sorry, but I’ve just gotta say it, Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 2 is my favorite of the homemade Italian meatball recipes currently found on my site. #2 is not only a moist, tender and succulent meatball but it’s full of so much flavor you might just fall in meatball love! Is that even a thing? Yes, yes it is my friend!

I’ve made a lot (thousands) of meatballs in my day and over the years I’ve found that the flavor gets better when they’re browned on the stove top or in the oven and then submerged in a big pot of savory tomato gravy that cooks slowly for a long period of time. They’re even better the next day and if you freeze some for later, they’ll be even better if that’s possible. All that sitting together just marries all the flavors so perfectly and it’s just so delicious! Can you tell that I really, really, really love meatballs and pasta?

Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 2 is a delicious, tender and moist Italian Meatball that will have you craving Spaghetti and Meatballs all the time!

More about meatballs…

Like people, meatballs come in all shapes and sizes and since we all have different tastes and preferences where food is concerned, this is a great thing! Maybe you really haven’t given that much thought to meatballs and you might even think I have a “problem” since I can’t stop talking about meatballs. But aren’t you happy to know there’s a meatball recipe out there just for you?  Really, think about it, this is a big world that’s full of all kinds of meatballs and (yeah, other things too, but focus, it’s all about meatballs here) don’t you just want to try them all out? Dip them in all kinds of sauce and put them on all kinds of bread?

You can use these meatballs as appetizers, on meatball subs, meatball sliders or whatever your heart desires but please do me a favor and enjoy them, savor them and share them with your family and friends!  Whether you like #1 or #2 better doesn’t really matter, I’m just crazy happy to be able to give you options for your recipes all in one place. Variety is the spice of life!!

You can find #1 here: MelClaire’s Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 1!) Spoiler alert! Number 1 has both ground beef and Italian Sausage in the recipe so If you love a firmer, more seasoned meatball, #1 might just be for you! 

Try these with Nonna’s Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce here.

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Happy cooking!

Melissa

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Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 2 is made with ground beef and seasonings for a tender and delicious meatball. These are great in subs!

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MelClaire's Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 2
These meatballs are moist and tender and soak up all the goodness in your pasta sauce while they are cooking.
MelClaire's Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 2
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4-8 hours
Servings
people (9-10 large meatballs)
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4-8 hours
Servings
people (9-10 large meatballs)
Ingredients
MelClaire's Homemade Meatball Showdown Recipe 2
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl with 1/4 cup of water. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and parsley and mix well.
  2. Next, take the slice of bread and wet it with water. Wring the water out and then add to the egg/seasoning mixture. Beat all of this together well.
  3. Add the ground beef to the mixture and again mix well.
  4. Finally, add the breadcrumbs and the cheese to the meat mixture, mixing well with your hands.
  5. Next roll your meatballs into balls using a spoon or ice cream scoop to keep them the same size. (Tip-If using your hands to roll them, you can wet your hands with water in between to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands.)
  6. Next add a tbsp of olive oil to a skillet on medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the meatballs to the skillet and brown them on all sides. Drain the browned meatballs on paper towels then add them to your Pasta sauce, letting them cook for several hours with the pasta sauce. Note: Try this with Nonna's Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce

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