Delicious Meatballs

  • 2 1/2 lbs medium ground beef   #22378
  • 5 cups dried bread cut into 1" cubes
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 4 large cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 small onion, finely minced
  • 6 button mushrooms, finely minced
  • 1 cup romano cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup finely cut parsley
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 It tomato sauce

  • Soak the bread in cold water.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except the oil and tomato sauce.  
  • Add bread by squeezing it in fistfuls to drain it, then blend the mixture very well, squishing it in your hands to make sure the bread blends with the meat.
  • Roll the mixture between your palms into 24 meatballs. Gently place the meatballs in a pre- heated pan, constantly flipping them for about 10 mins.
  • If serving without sauce, continue cooking them for 5 to 8 minutes. If serving with sauce, place them now in the sauce and simmer for 15 mins.

Great as an appetizer, a side or featured it as a main entree.