Italian Cocktail Meatballs With Herbs & Ricott... Recipe

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  1. Mix the ground meats, ricotta, parsley, panko crumbs, onion, pecorino, bacon, garlic, milk, thyme, egg, salt, Worcestershire, and black pepper, to taste, in a large bowl See Photo. Mix until just combined; don't overmix. The mixture will be pretty soft.
  2. Using your hands, gently form mixture into 1 tablespoon small meatballs (about the size of ping pong balls). Put them on a large plate or pan; cover and refrigerate at least an hour or up to 24 hours.
  3. Brush each meatball with olive oil and place on baking sheet. Bake meatballs at 400F degrees for 15 minutes. Turn up to broil to get them golden brown on top.
  4. Serve the meatballs, skewered on a platter with a dollop of the heated sauce and a fresh leaf of basil. They can be serve warm or at room temperature.
  5. The meatballs can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for 3 days, or frozen for up to 6 weeks.
  6. Meatball wisdom:
  7. - Be gentle when you're forming meatballs-too firm a hand makes them dense and tough.
  8. - These can be frozen cooked (in sauce) or raw; freeze raw meatballs on a cookie sheet, then transfer them to resealable plastic bags. Cooked-in-sauce meatballs can go into plastic containers.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 247.89 Kcal (1038 kJ)
Calories from fat 185.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.64g 32%
Cholesterol 61.71mg 21%
Sodium 483.84mg 20%
Potassium 290.55mg 6%
Total Carbs 5.49g 2%
Sugars 2.59g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.96g 4%
Protein 11.41g 23%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 6%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 80.6mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 205.37 Kcal (860 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.1g 32%
Cholesterol 51.12mg 21%
Sodium 400.83mg 20%
Potassium 240.71mg 6%
Total Carbs 4.54g 2%
Sugars 2.14g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 4%
Protein 9.45g 23%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 6%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 66.8mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.5
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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