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Pork Meatballs

This recipe is one of my favorites. My mom used to make the moist, flavorful meatballs often, and they were part of our traditional dinner on Shrove Tuesday, served with homemade gnocchi. -Joan Newberry, Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 slice bread, crumbled
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth


  • In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into ten 2-in. balls.
  • In a saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Place meatballs in the broth. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn the meatballs; cook 15 minutes long or until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
5 each: 511 calories, 33g fat (14g saturated fat), 235mg cholesterol, 1731mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 43g protein.

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  • greatwithoutgluten
    Feb 14, 2019

    So tender and great! I used a piece of gluten free garlic bread instead of plain bread. It was so delicious!

  • tiger976
    Apr 27, 2017

    I had what I thought was 3/4 lbs. of ground beef in my freezer. Defrosted the meat only to find that it was pork. Had all the ingredients, thinking "who would boil pork in beef broth". Boy was I wrong, these meatballs are soooooo good & not at all greasy.

  • chippey
    Nov 8, 2014

    used 1 lb and used all the rest of the ingredients and everyone liked them

  • Veeps
    Nov 23, 2013

    Very easy and really very very good!

  • cmatos11
    Nov 2, 2013

    Best pork meatball recipe I've tried! My go to for meatballs. Love it!

  • homemaker27
    Nov 24, 2012

    this recipe is delicious!!! the things i changed was i done 1# of ground pork and i didnt have the parsley flakes. also i made my beef broth from beef bouillon granules cuz i didnt have canned broth. we love love love it!! lol