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Giorgio's Meatballs

This meatball recipe comes from Michael Ferraro of Delicatessen, and it was passed down from his father, who taught him how to make them at a very young age. When Ferraro joined the team at Delicatessen in 2008, he invited his father into the restaurant to give a lesson to the entire kitchen staff for how to perfect this sacred family recipe. When Ferraro makes meatballs, he soaks his breadcrumbs in a stock instead of milk.

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Ingredients

  • 5 Pounds ground beef
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 eggs
  • 20 Cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 bunch of parsley
  • 1/4 bunch of basil
  • 1/2 Cup stock
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

Hand-mix all of the ingredients, making sure not to overmix. Wet your hands slightly and roll the meatballs into 2 ½-ounce balls

Lay the meatballs evenly on a baking sheet 1 inch apart and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving1273
Total Fat52g80%
Sugar12gN/A
Saturated19g95%
Cholesterol209mg70%
Protein64g100%
Carbs132g44%
Vitamin A69µg8%
Vitamin B125µg83%
Vitamin B60.9mg45.3%
Vitamin C2mg4%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.2%
Vitamin E0.7mg3.6%
Vitamin K42µg53%
Calcium526mg53%
Fiber9g34%
Folate (food)71µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)321µg80%
Folic acid148µgN/A
Iron13mg73%
Magnesium121mg30%
Monounsaturated20gN/A
Niacin (B3)20mg100%
Phosphorus722mg100%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium944mg27%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg67%
Sodium1646mg69%
Thiamin (B1)2mg100%
Trans2gN/A
Zinc11mg74%