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    Rocco's Mama's Meatballs

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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr

    Chef shapeweaver �'s Note:

    Recipe from Rocco DiSpirito. This recipe was originally posted by Mean Chef. This is an adopted recipe.

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    Units: US | Metric

    For the seasoned stock mix

    For the meatballs


    1. 1
      Stock mix: Place all ingredients in blender or food processor and puree.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except olive oil) with stock and knead with both hands until mixture is uniform.
    3. 3
      Do not overmix.
    4. 4
      Put a little olive oil on hands and form mixture into approximately 2-ounce balls.
    5. 5
      Pour about half an inch of extra virgin olive oil into a straight sided, wide saute pan and heat over medium-high flame.
    6. 6
      Add the meatballs to the pan (working in batches if necessary) and brown meatballs, turning once.
    7. 7
      You can also brown on a sheetpan in a 375 degree oven if you prefer.
    8. 8
      Using a slotted spoon, remove the meatballs from the oil and place them into a saucepan of marinara (they should be submerged).
    9. 9
      Simmer for 30 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through and tender.
    10. 10
      Serve as is, or over spaghetti.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 30, 2011


      Hated these meatballs.They are tasteless and mushy.Oh there is one taste, bitter parsley. Awful.

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    • on October 12, 2006


      It was good, i like my meatballs spicy though, but other than that everyone enjoyed them. They were very tender, i baked half of them and everyone seemed to like the baked ones better.

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    • on January 04, 2005


      This is the first time I made "good" meatballs. I baked them at 375 for about 20 min, turning 1/2 way. I simmered in my Italian stewed tomatoes. They were a big hit. We have served some over pasta, some on sandwiches, and some just got eaten the way they are with the excess sauce sopped up with bread. I will definatly make these again! Thanks Mean.

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    Nutritional Facts for Rocco's Mama's Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (1889 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 180.6
    Calories from Fat 104
    Total Fat 11.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Cholesterol 92.9 mg
    Sodium 140.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 15.1 g

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