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Grandma's Meatballs

My Grandma passed away a week ago while I was in the air flying from Sacramento back to Denver. She's had parkinson's for years but it finally got the best of her. She was a mother first and foremost followed by an amazing grandma. She'd have my sister and I over for sleepovers and no matter the time of day would make us (the best) popcorn on the stove. Whether she loved to cook or not wasn't the point, she did it because we wanted her to and she was the best at it. So today, to pay homage to her and everything she's done for me and everything she left me with, I grant you her recipe.

Recipe of the Day : Grandma's Meatballs (20 meatballs)

45 minutes prep + cook time

1 lb 93% lean angus ground beef

1/2 lb ground pork

1/4 onion diced

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1 egg

3 slices of bread soaked in water then ripped into tiny pieces

2 tbsp salt

2 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp Italian seasonings

Make sure the meat is left out to room temperature so that when mixed, it incorporates well together. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients one at a time. The soaked bread is a weird one but I guess that was normal back in the day. I filled the bottom of a cereal bowl with water then took 3 slices of Neo-Tuscan Demi loaf cut into slivers, dunked them, then rung them out and ripped them into tiny pieces. The moisture from the bread makes the meatballs so tender! Coat the bottom of a pan with about an inch of olive oil, make a meatball shape with your hands and throw it into the pot covered on medium heat. Once the bottom is browned, flip it over then cover again until insides are no longer pink. Pat with a paper towel, taste tester and add any additional ingredients you feel it needs - this was the first time I didn't need to add a thing! Serve hot and enjoy!

Disclaimer : You will smell like garlic for days. Don't hate on it.

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