Meatballs for Dad

by Vanessa
(Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)

vanessa and dad

vanessa and dad

When my dad's having a bad day, it's easy to make it go away (like in this picture... I think!) by making meatballs! It's easy, but it works wonders! :)


Just mix a pound of ground beef, a cup or so of breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of diced onions, a half cup of ketchup, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise to keep it moist, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, 3 egg whites, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder (if you don't like them with too much garlic, reduce that), a sprinkle of basil, oregano, and pepper. Mix that all together well with your hands, and roll into balls about the size of golf balls. Set on a greased pan and bake for about 25 minutes at 350. I use a casserole dish and cover it with aluminum foil. I don't bake mine right in the sauce. He uses them for meatball sandwiches, but they're also great mixed with your favorite homemade Italian sauce and pasta!

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May 27, 2010
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Italian?
by: Anonymous

Looks like it's different here with the Ketchup and mayo ; I never heard of making Italian Meatballs that way in past years. It does remind me of an old style meatloaf recipe I made years ago with onions too! ;thanks.

May 18, 2010
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BEST ONES I EVER ATE!
by: ANITA

LET ME TELL YOU I DO A LOT OF COOKING BUT MEATBALLS BY VANESSA KICKED MINE OUT OF THE RUNNING!

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