We’ve received your email address, and soon you will start getting exclusive offers and news from Wine Enthusiast. I only mentioned this because when, as an adult, I began to consider the meatball as something apart from the flavor-anchors of spaghetti and a busy marinara sauce, I realized I wanted much more out of my meatballs. Note: This recipe makes about 10 handball-sized meatballs; you can make them smaller or larger, as you prefer, but cooking times will change.
I parmesaned them after they cooked in the sauce and served with some plain French baguette for scooped open faced meatball subs. I make a lot and cook them and pop them into dinner sized amounts in freezer bags and use them on nights when time is short, just put the sauce (either the gravy recipe or the spaghetti sauce recipe) and the frozen meatballs into the crock pot.
But, there are some meals that I only use ground turkey in and some meals that I only use ground beef in. My Baked Turkey Meatballs with Spinach are an example of a recipe that I only make with ground turkey. The ratios in your recipe are so similar to mine, that when I made my meatballs this weekend, I tried your suggestion (using two eggs as you suggested).
It is often a sign that the mince was too coarse – but is better than the sort of meatball you could throw at a wall. We will send you an email containing the list of ingredients for this recipe and a link to access the method. When you start to mix it all together, mix from the outside of the bowl to the middle and fold it in. After the ingredients are mixed, start to roll the meatball in your hands, about 6 ounces per meatball.
P.S. Please share this delicious recipe with your friends and I welcome your comments below. I have been looking for a meatball that would hold its shape in my slow cooker since the rest of them just crumble and I am left with meat sauce. Deb- in the spirit of washing less pans/dishes: I made the sauce and meatballs in a braising pan on stove top, then added the mozzarella and breadcrumbs and put the whole thing under the broiler.