From the kitchen of Ann Marie Barkwell.
Mom's famous meatballs. Originally, they were cooked in
oil on the stovetop. Years ago, she started baking them in
the oven to reduce fat. Either way, they're great.
1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground beef
2 c bread crumbs
1/2 c romano picorino cheese
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp salt
2 tsp parsley
2 pinches of basil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
chunk of green pepper, for flavor when baking
Using hands, combine all ingredients.
Roll into balls.
Coat a pyrex dish with olive oil.
Add water to avoid sticking.
Put chunk of green pepper in.
Bake @ 350, 1 hour, covered.
Slice center meatball to see if cooked through.
|"The sweetness of doing nothing."
Above: A meatball sub. Below: A mixing bowl full of the ingredients, meat rolled
into balls, baked- with the center meatball sliced in half, inside a meatball