Mixture for Meatballs, Meatloaf or Burgers

Mixture for Meatballs, Meatloaf or Burgers

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"These are great in spaghetti sauce or as a meatloaf, or form into patties and make burgers! (For the Romano cheese, locatelli is preferable to pecorino.)"
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20 m servings 403 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 403 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 22.1 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 155 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread, eggs, cheese, parsley and onion and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. For meatballs: Form mixture into golf size balls and brown in a large skillet over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until well browned. Add to your favorite spaghetti sauce and simmer until meatballs are completely cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. For meatloaf: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add 3 tablespoons ketchup to mixture, mix well, form into a loaf and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 75 to 90 minutes.
  4. For burgers: Add 3 to 4 tablespoons steak sauce to mixture, mix well and form into patties. Saute in a large skillet over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or to desired doneness.


  1. 194 Ratings

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This is a wonderful recipe, and it's now my favorite recipe for meatloaf. The only thing that I added was using the glaze that was called for in Delia Martinez' Glazed Meatloaf. For those who...

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NOT great... they don't hold together well at all-- I tried both frying and in the oven and even added cracker crumbs to get them to stick... nothing special tasting either-- oh well... I'd keep...

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This is a wonderful recipe, and it's now my favorite recipe for meatloaf. The only thing that I added was using the glaze that was called for in Delia Martinez' Glazed Meatloaf. For those who...

This is a great recipe. But instead of using the bread, I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs. I also added garlic, oregano, and italian seasoning to the mixture. Cooked them like the recipe s...

I made the meatballs .They were good. Next time though I would probably add some garlic and italian seasoning. I also baked them in the oven instead of frying them. My husband loved them. I will...

The meatballs were excellent! I have always had bad luck in the past because I never liked the texture or taste of all those breadcrumbs, but soaking bread in milk then mixing it in fixed all t...

Sensational! I used half ground beef, half ground turkey and worcestershire sauce instead of steak (same difference really - just what I had on hand). Also I toasted the bread then processed it...

I made this recipe exactly as was written except I did not use the optional onions. I found that the meatballs had just the right amount of spices. Medium spice flavor. I would deffinetly make t...

Excellent Meatloaf! *NOTE: Add 30-40 minutes to cooking time if you are using a drip-rack or broiling pan (to cut down on fat content).

When adding the eggs stop after 2 & then decide if the third one is really necessary. I soaked my bread in a little warm milk. Squeezed it dry. Also added Italian seasoning & garlic. I follo...

I wanted to like this recipe for meatballs but felt they were dry. I followed the recipe except for subbing a small amount of sausage in place of the ground beef plus added a dash of italian se...

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