Savory Meatball / Burger Patties Recipe

This recipe makes a delicious ground meat mixture perfect for meatballs or burger patties. For burger patties each can be wrapped and frozen for future use. 


1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground pork 

3/4 cup breadcrumbs 

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 

1/2 cup ricotta cheese 

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced 

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 

1/4 teaspoon salt 

3 cloves garlic, grated on a rasp grater

2 whole eggs 

Splash of milk 

Freshly ground black pepper 

1/2 cup olive oil, for frying (For browning meatballs in fry pan)

For the meatballs:

Combine the ground beef, pork, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, ricotta, parsley, crushed red pepper, salt, garlic, eggs, milk and black pepper in a bowl. Mash with your hands until thoroughly combined. Form into small balls and place on a baking sheet. Set in the fridge for 1 hour.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the meatballs in batches until nice and deep golden, then move them to a plate.

or skipping the olive oil in fry pan

place in an oven heated to 400 F; meatballs can be “flash” browned then placed in a slow cooker with your favorite spaghetti sauce; this process seasons the sauce while completely cooking the meatballs. 



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