Rocco's Mama's Meatballs

Total Time
1hr 30mins
30 mins
1 hr

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

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