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Homemade Meatballs

Spaghetti is one of my most favorite meals ever, and it is the most amazing when it is all homemade. You can find spaghetti pretty much anywhere you go, and sometimes the spaghetti is good, and sometimes it's not so good. You can find spaghetti in varying qualities: go to the fast food place around the corner and indulge in substandard spaghetti, or go to the high class restaurant and savor some luscious spaghetti. If you don't want to have to go out somewhere to enjoy amazing spaghetti, then you should learn how to make your own amazing spaghetti. You can make your own spaghetti sauce, and you can also make your own meatballs. Here's how!

Here are the ingredients that you will need:

  • 1 pound of ground beef (not too lean)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of grated Romano cheese
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • Dried parsley

This is pretty much the easiest recipe ever and it is amazingly delicious. All you have to do with these ingredients is to just mix them all together. The reason you don't want lean meat is that the meatballs will taste better with a fattier fat—the excess fat will drain off when you bake them. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, and I've found that it is best to mix the meatballs by hand. Put on some gloves and just mush the meat, eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, and parsley all together. Be sure to mix it well, and make sure that all of the ingredients are distributed evenly throughout the mixture.

The next thing you have to do is to shape the meatballs into actual balls. Take small pieces of the meat mixture and roll them into small, ping pong sized balls. You'll want to bake your meatballs on a draining pan. (A draining pan is a pan that has an insert that allows excess fat to drain into the bottom of the actual pan itself. This way the excess fat from the meat drains off and your meatballs are left intact.) Bake the meatballs in an oven preheated to 325 degrees for about ten to fifteen minutes. Make sure, though, that the meatballs are thoroughly cooked before you serve them. Sometimes ten to fifteen minutes isn't enough time. You can serve the meatballs separately, or you can put them in with the spaghetti sauce. You are now ready to enjoy the best meatballs ever made!

 

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