Sylvester Stallone's Meatballs

Sylvester Stallone's Meatballs
Staff Writer

Mulberry Street

Los Angeles' favorite pizza joint, Mulberry Street Pizzeria, serves up more than just a good New York-style pizza. Created by founder Richie Palmer and his good friend Sly Stallone, this meatball recipe is simple but authentic in flavor. To replicate the famous recipe, though, it's recommended to use Mulberry Street's world-famous marinara sauce. 

Ingredients

  • 5  Pounds  22 percent-fat chopped beef
  • slices white bread
  • eggs
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  pepper
  • 1  Cup  Parmesan cheese
  • 1  Cup  Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1  Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
  • Marinara sauce, for serving

Directions

Mix together the beef, white bread, eggs, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Blend the breadcrumbs and garlic powder into the meat mixture.

Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in frying pan on low flame. Fry the meatballs, rotate often until golden brown on all sides. Serve with marinara sauce. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
89mg
30%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
41g
89%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
54mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
49mg
15%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
394mg
56%
Selenium, Se
37µg
67%
Sodium, Na
2505mg
100%
Water
152g
6%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Meatball Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meatball Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.