Italian Meatballs

1 lb DLM Natural Beef Ground Chuck
1/4 lb DLM Italian Sausage, optional
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tsp garlic, finely chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 Tbsp Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
3/4 cup fine, dry, bread crumbs
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper

Combine above ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly, but gently, by hand or with a wooden spoon.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a cookie sheet (with sides) with non-stick cooking spray. Gently shape meat mixture into balls (about 12), and arrange in the prepared pan. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160°F.

The meatballs can also be fried.

Makes 6 servings

Allergy Warning: Contains MilkContains EggsContains Wheat

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