Kathleen's Meatballs

3 dozen

Using the finest pecorino romano (sheep's milk) cheese and a food processor for some of the prep set this simple meatball recipe apart.


  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped

  • 10 garlic cloves

  • 4 pounds ground sirloin beef

  • 4 large eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • 2 cups freshly grated Locatelli cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the milk, breadcrumbs, and 1/2 cup water; set aside until softened.

  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the onion and garlic. Process until very finely chopped; transfer to a large bowl along with the beef, eggs, breadcrumb mixture, parsley, and cheese. Using your hands, mix until well combined.

  3. Measure the meat mixture into 1/4-cup-sized balls. Transfer to a roasting pan, and bake for 15 minutes, turn, and bake for 15 more minutes. Remove, drain, and set aside.

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