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Homemade Meatballs Recipe

Homemade Meatballs Recipe

My family and friends are always impressed with these meatballs, which I serve with homemade sauce. The recipe came from an old friend of Italian descent. The mashed potatoes guarantee that the meatballs stay moist.—Lucille Bilodeau, Lewiston, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt, celery salt and pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, potatoes, onion, salt, celery salt and pepper. Crumble beef and pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • 2. Place meatballs on greased racks in shallow baking pans. Bake at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3. Transfer to a large saucepan. Add spaghetti sauce; heat through. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.