Meatballs for Choir Boys

an original recipe adapted from my paternal grandmother


1/3 lb. ground beef
1/3 lb. ground pork
1/3 lb. ground veal
2 slices of white bread soaked in 1/3 c. milk
½ c. parmesan cheese, grated
1 t. salt
½ t. oregano
¼ t. black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. parsley, finely chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Makes about 24-28 meatballs


1. Place all of the ingredients above in a large glass bowl and mix well with clean hands.
2. Once everything is combined form small meatballs, about 1-inch in diameter.
3. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the meatballs until they are totally seared to keep the juices in. FREEZING: If you want to freeze meatballs, at this point remove them from the pan and place them in a tightly sealed freezer bag. To thaw, remove from freezer and cook in tomato sauce per instructions below.
4. Then put the meatballs in a pot of spaghetti sauce and cook for 1 hour.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

Meatballs are one of the best things to have in your freezer at all times. They freeze and defrost beautifully, and both adults and children alike love them.

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Making meatballs does not take long. I usually make them during naptime (about 10 minutes) and then put them in the fridge until dinner. Then I brown the meatballs and put them in the sauce to cook through.

Naptime Reviews

I’ve tried many meatball recipes but always come back to these. They are nicely flavored with the meats, spices and garlic. My daughter and husband alike adore these, which always makes for an enjoyable family meal.

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