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Chef John's Italian Meatballs

"Homemade meatballs are a very easy to make, and since we skip the very messy step of pan-frying these before they hit the sauce, it becomes downright simple. Here I use a standard half-beef/half-pork

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Prep
Cook
Serves 5people
Ingredients
1/3
cup plain bread crumbs
1/2
cup milk
2
tbsp olive oil
1
onion, diced
1
lb ground beef
1
lb ground pork
2
eggs
1/4
bunch fresh parsley, chopped
3
cloves garlic, crushed
2
tsp salt
1
tsp ground black pepper
1/2
tsp red pepper flakes
1
tsp dried Italian herb seasoning
2
tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
1.
Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
2.
Soak bread crumbs in milk in a small bowl for 20 minutes.
3.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onions in hot oil until translucent, about 20 minutes.
4.
Mix beef and pork together in a large bowl. Stir onions, bread crumb mixture, eggs, parsley, garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Italian herb seasoning, and Parmesan cheese into meat mixture with a rubber spatula until combined. Cover and refrigerate for about one hour.
5.
Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
6.
Using wet hands, form meat mixture into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Arrange onto prepared baking sheet.
7.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

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