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Gina's Homemade Meatballs

Gina Ferwerda, author of the cookbook "Meals from the Mitten," shows us how to make her homemade meatballs.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —

What's on the menu? Meatballs! Gina Ferwerda, author of the cookbook "Meals from the Mitten," shows us how to make her homemade meatballs.

Homemade Meatballs

Makes 18 meatballs 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, or house-seasoned croutons
  • 1 cup heavy cream 
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage 
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan, plus extra for topping  
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 
  • 1 tablespoon House Seasoning (salt, pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder and smoked paprika)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. 

In a small bowl, soak breadcrumbs or croutons in milk. 

Crumble ground beef and sausage in a large mixing bowl. Add onion, garlic, eggs, Parmesan, parsley, House Seasoning and milk-soaked croutons. Gently mix together and form into round balls, roughly 2 ounces each. 

Place meatballs on foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked. Garnish with extra Parmesan. 

NOTE: Heavy cream will add a creamy richness to these meatballs, but feel free to use milk for fewer calories.

Recipe courtesy of Gina Ferwerda. Cookbook Author, Meals from the Mitten. Find more at https://www.nomnews.com.

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