Grandma’s Italian Meatballs


  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 lb. Ground pork
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 C. Grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 C. Crumbs from a stale loaf of bread
  • 1 C. Water
  • 2 Large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 C. Oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley, bread crumbs, eggs, and salt and pepper to taste. Knead with your hands to combine well.
  2. Add the water in a little at a time until the mixture is very moist, but still clumps together well when squeezed in your hand.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep-sided skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
  4. Add the meatballs to the heated oil, frying on all sides until completely cooked through.

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