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Jul 11, 2007 11:54 AM

BEST MEATBALLS RECIPE [Moved from South board]

Does anyone have a good recipe for really good Italian meatballs? I make mine with ground chuck & pork. Thanks so much!

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    1. I've been using this Wolfgang Puck recipe using ground veal - they are excellent:

      1. This is the one I've used for the last couple of years along with the Sunday "Gravy" recipe.

        1. Oprah has a really good one...check it out on

          1. I've made the meatballs and sauce from this recipe which was in Bon Apetit a few years ago. I think the meatballs are really excellent. You might try baking them to keep them tender; mine tend to get hard if I fry them in a frying pan before putting them in the sauce.

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            1. re: mschow

              I like that recipe too. I fry but not on high and with very little EVOO. If you use good oil and fry slowly, the sauce is much tastier when you add the tomatoes.

              1. re: itryalot

                Yes, I am thinking that I fry them on too high heat, which is why they get hard. An Italian chef told me to bake them with a little chicken broth on a baking sheet. That way they stay tender. I'm going to give it a try next time I make them.

                1. re: mschow

                  I have done them that way, but sometimes I don't want to heat up my whole kitchen for 8 meatballs, so I do them stove top with a lid on and they are just as good.

                  1. re: itryalot

                    I have actually added them to the cooked sauce without baking or frying. Once the sauce is done, I add the meatballs- and they cook in the tomato suace. So good and so easy.