Mangia! Favorite Italian Meatball Recipe (meatloaf too!)


Mangia! Favorite Italian Meatball Recipe (meatloaf too!)

This is an old family recipe, and I think are the best meatballs ever made. Of course, I am partial to my own old family recipes! Enjoy!

**Note this recipe can be used for both meatballs and meatloaf

Table of Contents


  • 3 pounds ground meat from your meat grinder
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (Check out our recommended salt and pepper grinder sets!)
  • 4 eggs, beaten with a hand mixer
  • 6 slices bread (Here are some bread knives you may like!)
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 onion, chopped small (Here are some great onion choppers for you!)
  • 2 or 3 ribs celery, chopped small
  • 1 piece of garlic, chopped very fine (Here are some great garlic presses for you!)

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  • Fry the veggies in a little olive oil until clear, do not brown. (Here’s some olive oil dispensers you may like)
  • Soak the bread in the water.
  • Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer and form into meatballs or a meatloaf.
  • Cook in the oven until done. The meatballs can also be fried on top of the stove in a pan, but I think the oven is easier.

Excellent served with the spaghetti gravy recipe that will follow. Yummy, yummy.

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