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Mama's Meatballs

From Rocco Dispirito, "Momma Nicolina"
/ Source: TODAY

Makes about 20 


Stock mix

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 large sweet onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped

Place ingredients in blender or food processor and puree.


  • 1/2 cup ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ground pork
  • 1/2 cup ground veal
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 2-3 pinches chili flakes
  • 2-3 pinches salt

Combine all ingredients and mix with both hands until mixture is uniform. Do not over mix. With a little olive oil on hands, form 2 oz balls.

Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet (about 1/2 inch deep). Brown meatballs, turning once. Then simmer in tomato sauce and place over spaghetti if desired.