The classic Italian meatball recipe, served with a delectably spiced tomato sauce, makes for a crowd pleasing starter or a mouth-watering accompaniment to any meal. You can use any ground meat you like or a combination of them. Chicken meatballs as always can be fried or baked. Both turn out delicious. This is a great make ahead recipe for a party. Just cook and sprinkle the cheese on top and refrigerate. Before serving, pop it in the oven at 350 F for 15-20 minutes till bubbly and hot.
Ingredients: (generously serves a crowd)
For Chicken balls (makes about 60)
2 lb Minced chicken
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp dry Italian herb mix
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Handful fresh parsley, chopped fine
salt to taste
- Mix all the ingredients till well combined. Cover and refrigerate for half an hour.
- With moist palms, shape into small one inch diameter meatballs and place on a greased baking sheet. Spray with olive oil and bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes till browned and cooked through.
For tomato sauce