Giant Garlicky Meatballs

Spaghetti with giant garlic meat balls, served with Maralee's garden fresh asparagus, and a salad with thousand island dressing.

This is to counter an earlier posting of teeny-tiny meat balls. Tonight I went for giant-sized, with plenty of spices. Each meatball is made from a fifth pound of beef.

Giant Garlicky Meatballs (makes 10)

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped coarse
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 c. chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 1 32 oz. jar marinara sauce

Mix together all ingredients, except for marinara sauce, and form into 3″ balls. Brown in olive oil, turning 3-4 times. Drain oil from pan and pour the marinara sauce over the meatballs. Cover and let the meatballs finish cooking in the sauce, over low heat, for 20-30 minutes.

3 thoughts on “Giant Garlicky Meatballs

  1. Going to have to make these! My boys love hamburger. Had the spicey bean/sausage meal the other night again, all gobbled up. Who needs a cookbook when I can just go to your web site. Thanks for taking the time to post your recipes.

  2. These are so beautiful! I have to make them tonight. My family will be so happy! Of course, no jar of marinara for me…

  3. Remember the old Alka Seltzer commercial?
    “‘At’s a spicy meatball!!!”
    (not that consumption of yours would result in a need for Alka Seltzer)

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