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Meatballs with Fresh Herbs

No recipe image available.These basic meatballs are gussied up with fresh basil and Italian parsley. Serve over spaghetti with your favorite sauce and lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine beef, bread crumbs, garlic, basil, parsley, egg, salt and pepper. Mix gently but thoroughly. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Brown meatballs lightly on all sides; drain. Add to desired spaghetti sauce and thoroughly heat before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Tip: Experiment with different fresh herbs such as oregano and thyme.