Italian Meatballs


  • 2 slices French bread
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 lb. beef chuck
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 3 whole garlic cloves, minced
  • grated lemon peel from two lemons
  • salt and pepper
  • hard rolls


  • Mix bread with milk and let soak for 5 minutes. Wring out milk and discard milk.
  • Saute minced onion and garlic in a little olive oil until transparent.
  • Mix all other ingredients, add the onion and garlic and shape into balls. Place on lightly sprayed sheet and bake in oven for about 30 minutes at 350F until brown.
  • For Meatball Sandwiches:
  • Place sliced or halved meatballs on toasted buns. Top with marinera, parmesan cheese, mozzerella if desired; and serve with a big green salad.....mmmmmm.


  • NOTES:
  • NOTES : This was always one of my kid's favorites. If I didn't have time to make meatballs (which they would love to help me), I would make the same sandwich with sausage.....yum.
  • SOURCE: Char Zyskowski