Mama Iuliucci’s Famous Meat-A-Balls (Italian Meatballs)

Mama Iuliucci’s Famous Meat-A-Balls (Italian Meatballs)

Total Time: 30 mins

Prep: Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook: Cook Time: 20 mins


2 lbs lean ground beef

8 -10 slices white bread, broken into small 1/2 inch pieces (or you can use rolls or any stale bread you have and want to use up)

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)

1 teaspoon italian seasoning (or to taste)

2 teaspoons parsley flakes (or to taste)

1/4-1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (or Locatelli)

1 -2 teaspoon salt

1/4-1/2 teaspoon black pepper

olive oil (for frying) or vegetable oil (for frying)



Mix all ingredients gently in a large bowl until well combined.


Roll meatballs 1 1/2- 1 3/4″ in diameter.


Heat about 1/4″ of oil over medium heat in a large frying pan.


Fry meatballs in oil, rolling frequently, until evenly browned and juices run clear.


Drop meatballs in your favorite sauce (I highly recommend My Mama Iuliucci’s”Don’t Skip a Step” Spaghetti Sauce My Mama Iuliucci’s “Don’t Skip a Step” Spaghetti Sauce) and let simmer for awhile to flavor sauce or just serve with your favorite pasta and sauce.


Tip: You can also bake or broil these if the frying part is too much of a hassle– I use my broiler pan if I bake them, so the fat drips down and away from the meatballs.

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