Recipes

Categories
More >

Lulu's Meatballs

Making good, moist meatballs still eludes many cooks. This became a theme of one of the shows in the Tuscan series and we invited home cooks to send us their favorite recipe. One that intrigued me was Lulu San Angelo's meatballs made with ricotta cheese. I invited her to come to the studio and make them for our television audience SERVES 8
-

Ingredients

3/4 cup whole or skim milk ricotta cheese

2 pounds ground chuck

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 cup onion, chopped fine

1 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs

1/2 cup minced parsley

3 cloves minced garlic

1/3 cup grated Romano cheese

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

Grinding coarse black pepper

Directions

In a large bowl gently mix all the listed ingredients  with wet hands and repeat occasionally as you form the meatballs to prevent them from sticking to your hands. Scoop up about 2/3 cup of the meat to make each one.

Place the meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet lightly sprayed with olive oil and bake them in a 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until cooked through. Serve hot.

This recipe is from CIAO ITALIA IN TUSCANY by Mary Ann Esposito, published by St. Martin's Press in 2003.

This recipe was originally featured on Season 13 - Episode 1314.

Comments

There are no comments yet.

Leave a Comment

Looking for even more photos and recipes?
Pre-order my latest book.

Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy

Mary Ann's newest book contains over 150 recipes, 60 gorgeous food photos, and lots of scenic pictures of Italy taken by Mary Ann on her travels through the years.

Pre-order using this link and receive a signed book plate with your order.

Release date: November 1, 2018