How to Make Meatballs


Time: 30 minutes

The goal is to get about 24 golf-ball sized meatballs.


1 lb. ground beef
2 large eggs
1 cup bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
8 tbs. flat-leaf Italian parsley, finely chopped
1-½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil

  1. Mix together the ground beef, eggs, and bread crumbs.
  2. Mix in the garlic, parsley, and Parmigiano.
  3. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Form the ground beef mixture into golf-ball size balls.
  5. Heat a large sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  6. Add enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan to a depth of about 1/4 inch.
  7. Add several meatballs and sauté, regulating the heat if necessary to avoid excessive spattering.
  8. The meatballs are done when they’re brown all over and have a slight crust.
  9. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  10. Repeat until all meatballs are done. Reserve for the Timpano.