Servings: Makes 10 4 oz. meatballs
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup and 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan (or Pecorino Romano)
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 cloves chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil , for frying
  • Directions
    Using a whisk, mix the milk and the bread crumbs in a deep bowl. Add all the other ingredients. Using your hands (you can use gloves), mix well until the mixture looks even. With a scale, weigh out the mixture into about 4-ounce portions and form them into meatballs.

    Place olive oil into a frying pan, and heat until it begins to smoke slightly. Carefully place the meatballs in the pan using tongs. Keep rotating each meatball so they cook evenly until the inside of the meatball reaches 140°. Place the cooked meatball into a marinara sauce of your choice and let simmer for approximately 2 to 4 hours.

    Yield: 10 meatballs (4 ounces)
    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Inactive prep time: 0 minutes
    Cook time: 2 to 4 hours