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Sicilian Meatballs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"The best darn garlic lovers' meatballs ever. The whole family will love them."
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1 h servings 587
Original recipe yields 4 servings (18 meatballs)


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Coat the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish with pasta sauce.
  2. Place ground sirloin, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, crushed crackers, egg, garlic, parsley, allspice, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix by hand until combined. Form mixture into meatballs slightly larger than golf balls.
  3. Arrange meatballs over sauce in the baking dish. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until juices run clear, about 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until meatballs start to brown, 5 to 7 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute bread crumbs for the crushed crackers if desired.
  • Substitute diced tomatoes for the pasta sauce if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 587 calories; 33.3 20.3 48.9 185 702 Full nutrition

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These are quite good. I had to cook them on the stovetop, though. I will add more sauce next time. I used fresh parsley and added much more than written. They held together quite well. Thank you...