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Soft and Hearty Italian Meatballs


  Every meat-lover should know how to make Italian Italian - very good recipes of Italian learn more... meatballs. They are very tender, soft and can be served with pasta, noodles or even fresh salads.

 For cooking Italian meatballs, you need to know several simple secrets.

  •         To make soft meatballs, use soaked bread. This way the dish will better than with crunchy breadcrumbs. We recommend using milk for soaking; this way the dish will have a creamy taste.
  •         If you use frozen meat, defrost it beforehand. Leave it on the lower shelf of the fridge overnight. Next morning, wash the meat before getting down to work.

This delicious Italian meatball recipe is very simple. If you’re still in doubt, read the instructions and get down to work.

Ingredients for
сals/100 gr
1 cup
335 cals
1 cup
135 cals
3 pcs
70 cals
2 cups
280 cals
2 cups
290 cals
0.25 cup
17 cals
4 cloves
70 cals
0.25 cup
440 cals
to taste
to taste
Olive oil
2 tbsp
135 cals
1 can
25 cals
Dry herbs
3 tsp
6 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
1803 cals
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  1. Fill a cup with some warm milk. Put the slices of toasted bread into it. Chop the onion and squeeze the juice. Pour this juice into the cup with the rest of the ingredients as well. This will make your meatballs more fragrant.
  2. Set the cup with the bread aside and get down to work with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Mix the ground beef with ground pork. Add freshly chopped parsley. Mix everything carefully. Form small balls. Sprinkle the frying pan with olive oil and cook the meatballs for 3-5 minutes until they have a light golden-brown color.
  4. To serve Italian meatballs we also need to cook tomato sauce. Mash canned tomatoes. Heat another frying pan. Sprinkle it with oil as well. Add diced onion and mashed garlic. Saute the vegetables. Add tomatoes and simmer the sauce for several minutes.
  5. Put the Italian meatballs into a baking dish and cover them with the sauce. Bake everything for 10 more minutes.

 Your best Italian meatballs are ready. If you want to improve the recipe, add a layer of grated cheese before baking.

 You can serve these yummy meatballs with your favorite pasta. Hope you will love this nutritious dish. Bon Appetit!

Chef Andrew
My name is Andrew. I am the chef of the site "Very Tasty". This is a real creative kitchen!
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