Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Camille's Meatballs

Recently, a Facebook friend was looking for a good meatball recipe. When my friend Heidi shared this recipe from her Sicilian friend, I immediately printed it out and jotted down on my grocery list the applesauce (yep!) and A1 sauce I'd need.

Real Italian Meatballs
Oh, YUM!!

I grew up on my grandma's delicious sauce and meatballs, but as sad as I am to admit it, I think Camille's will be replacing Grandma's...

These meatballs were absolutely fantastic!!


• Start cooking sauce (Classico, Tomato and Basil): add salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil

• Throw all of these ingredients in a large bowl:

~1 pound – ground beef
~2 eggs – not scrambled
~1/4 cup – milk
~4 tablespoons – apple sauce
~3/4 tablespoon – parsley
~1 tablespoon – A1A Steak Sauce
~1/4 cup – grated cheese
~1 tablespoon – Italian seasoning

• Mix together – with hands and fingers
• Pour some olive oil (I'm personally a canola oil girl) – keep mixing
• Pour Italian breadcrumbs – pour and mix until the meat is firm enough to make and hold a meatball (shape and roll with hands)
• Place one meatball at a time in sauce
• Cook in sauce (medium to low heat) – for 1 hour
• Remove meatballs and use sauce for pasta!

(You will see that I shaped the meatballs and placed them on parchment-lined baking sheets. I also doubled the recipe, which made 56 large 2-3" meatballs.

Real Italian Meatballs
I baked in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

Real Italian Meatballs
If I was serving with pasta, I would have cooked them in the sauce - for me, my own combination of crushed and pureed tomatoes and seasonings - but, since I was making the meatballs for meatball subs, I baked them a day ahead of time and then heated them through with some canned Hunts garlic and cheese sauce. YUM!)

Real Italian Meatballs
Camille, Thanks for sharing with Heidi! Heidi, Thanks for sharing with me!! :-D YUMMM!

Recommend: YES

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**Disclaimer: Each review is based on the reactions and opinions of myself and/or family.**


Traci Michele said...

NOW THAT looks Yummo! Thanks.

Heide Mc.™ said...

Cool Recipe. What a creative idea of using apple sauce.

Heidi said...

You're welcome :) I'm making them tonight myself!

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