I absolutely love, love, love ,this recipe for meatballs...its my very own concoction of meat ,garlic ,cheese, and a few other things .. I usually do a huge pot of these, boil up some pasta and serve with a great marinara sauce but tonight.....considering we had a 5 course meal for Easter I thought I'd whip some up and serve them slider style...easy and simple right? You bet! Serve them as you wish!
1-1/2 pound of lean ground beef
1-1/2 pound ground veal
1-1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
3-smashed cloves of garlic
Splash of milk
1/4 cup chopped Italian Parsley
1 baguette loaf
1-6oz pkg fresh mozzarella
1 pkg fresh basil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Slice the baguette loaf , next slice the mozzarella & then Tear off basil leafs from the steams, set all three ingredients aside.
Place all remaining ingredients in the bowl of a standing mixer, or a regular bowl for mixing.
Set mixer on low speed until all ingredients are combine, Or use your hands to mix..
Then scoop meat mixture with a spoon or an ice cream scoop , roll in your hands to form meatballs.Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes. When done toast bread, place cheese then basil leaf and meat ball on top. Top with sauce of your choice and a little extra shredded Parmesan cheese....So pretty and yummy at the same time! These are great as an appetizer too..