The Secret to Great Meatballs
1 lb. hamburger
½ lb. ground pork
½ Cup Italian breadcrumbs – add more as you mix to get the right texture
3 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients well, adding breadcrumbs so the texture is not too ‘meaty’ – add more for a softer “ball”
Shape small/medium size meatballs & place on well oiled roasting pan. This can get a little boring but don’t make the mistake my dear friend Tricia did by making them the size of softballs!
Bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven until browned & cooked thoroughly. Check after about 5-8 minutes & turn to brown both sides. Cut in ½ to check that middle is cooked.
Chop a few meatballs to add meat mixture to sauce, then add remaining meatballs to sauce (see the Secret Solera/Shelsey Spaghetti Sauce recipe)