Cookin’ with Nino: Mamma Mia Meatballs


Mamma Mia Meatballs


  • 1  pound ground chuck
  • 1  pound ground pork
  • 1  pound ground veal
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 3 cups Rouses french bread crust removed picked to ½ inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic, or
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 bunch  fresh chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¼  teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 cup PET MILK
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 cup Parmigiano cheese
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk fresh ricotta cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place bread in a bowl and add milk to saturate.  Squeeze gently to remove excess milk.  Chop bread into small pieces.  Place into a medium mixing bowl.  Add veal, beef, pork, egg, onion, parsley, oregano, cheeses, salt and pepper.  Mix until all ingredients are combined.  Form into meat balls approximately the size of a hard ball base ball.  About 8.

Place on greased cookie sheet  into oven.  Cook in oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.  When cooked, place meatballs into your favorite pasta sauce and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve over your favorite pasta.