Best meatballs in the world!




Oh Mama!
Have I got a secret for you…
I was 19 (1989) when my husband, Richard, introduced me to his family.
Such a loving, nurturing family.
I felt comfortable immediately.
I fell even more in love with him while watching him with his family.
I often tell our daughter’s…
You can learn a lot from the way a man treats his family.
I really needed to hang on to this guy…
and I did…
with both hands…tight!
Lucky for me, he held on too.

So now…

here we are 23 years later making meatballs on a Friday night
& loving every minute of it.
Lots of love in these meatballs!!
Everyone in the family LOVES them.

I have to give credit to two special women…
Rick’s Grandma Sue & his Aunt Loretta.
They both shared several meatball secrets over the years (me noting every single one).
We have been sneaky…
We have taken both of their ideas, and some of ours,
and combined them to make the best darn meatballs you will ever try.


Ingredients:****You will need prepared tomato sauce (Rick’s recipe here)…jar sauce is fine too.  You can omit the pork in Rick’s recipe and use these instead if preparing the sauce from scratch.
16 oz. ground chicken (trust me…it’s not dry like turkey)
1 cup Italian bread crumbs (I use Progresso)
1 egg
1/4 cup Milk
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
S&P to taste.
Mix it all up, and form balls.  You can dip your fingers in water to help them not stick to your hands. Drop raw balls in hot sauce.  Simmer for about 30 minutes, or longer.
Serve over piping hot pasta of your choice, with sauce & big piece of Italian crusty bread.
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8 Responses

  1. This looks mouth watering good. I will be making them. Pinning too! I love you’re using ground chicken. I’m a new follower all the ways.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  2. Meegan says:

    Julie, Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it!! Pinned :)

  3. Sue Waldron says:

    I made these tonight after pinning them – they were delicious ! My guys loved them ~Thanks for sharing!

  4. Fiona says:

    Making these right now can’t wait! It smells delicious in here, thank you so much for sharing your recipe :)

  5. Yum! This would be the perfect dinner for everyone at our house!

  6. carol bittner says:

    Wow this looks SO GOOD; gonna try it one of these cool Autumn eves. Also going to try your crock pot bread; think they’ll make a great pair.

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