Chicken & Turkey · Lunch & Dinner

Mom’s Meatballs

My mom usually makes these with venison since my dad, brother, and brother-in-law all hunt, so she has an abundance of it.  Everyone RAVES about how delicious and tender they are!  I make mine with lean ground turkey and I find them delicious and tender also.  You can use any ground meat you’d like to make these.

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs ground meat
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce, plus more if putting in crock pot
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

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Preheat oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients together, adding more breadcrumbs if your mixture is too wet, or more milk and sauce if it’s too dry.

Once you’ve achieved a sticky consistency, roll into balls and put on foil lined baking sheets.

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Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
You can eat these now any way that you’d like…
OR…
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To make them super tender and moist, do what my mom does:  Put them in a crock pot with 2 jars of tomato sauce and let them cook on low for several hours, the longer the better.

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Let me know what you think if you try these!

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