Mixture for Meatballs, Meatloaf or Burgers


These are great in spaghetti sauce or as a meatloaf, or form into patties and make burgers! (For the Romano cheese, locatelli is preferable to pecorino.)

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 to 10 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 4 slices white bread - soaked with water, squeezed out and broken into tiny pieces

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup grated Romano cheese

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ¼ cup minced onion (Optional)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup

  • 4 tablespoons steak sauce


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread, eggs, cheese, parsley and onion and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  2. For meatballs: Form mixture into golf size balls and brown in a large skillet over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until well browned. Add to your favorite spaghetti sauce and simmer until meatballs are completely cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. For meatloaf: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Add 3 tablespoons ketchup to mixture, mix well, form into a loaf and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 75 to 90 minutes.

  4. For burgers: Add 3 to 4 tablespoons steak sauce to mixture, mix well and form into patties. Saute in a large skillet over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
31g Fat
9g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 324mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.