What do I really know about authentic Italian meatballs?  Not much…although I have been to Italy (but it was years ago).

So I searched for a recipe that claimed authenticity and was verified by others.  Here it is

This was a very easy recipe to make.  But what I found the hardest was restraining myself from devouring them while they they were cooking — they smelled delicious!

I used very lean beef and ground turkey, although I believe most state that real meatballs use beef, lamb, and pork.  I am trying to be healthy though so I used the lower-fat meats.  Since I used 1 lb each of the beef and turkey, I had to double the rest of the ingredients using more egg, milk, etc.  It still worked well.

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The taste?  Wow.

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