How To Make Mama’s Meatballs At Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

We all want to cook a restaurant-style dish at our homes. But do they really do justice with the flavors? Well, the recipe I will be sharing with you is a true replica of Mama’s meatballs.

Mama’s Meatball is a restaurant in the United States which is famous for its meatballs. The meatballs are so tender, juicy and flavorful that nobody has matched cooking the meatballs to this level. But the recipe I am sharing will surely achieve a level nearby. 

To cook Mama’s meatballs, make a puree of chicken stock, onion, garlic and parsley. Add meat, bread crumbs, egg, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, red pepper flakes, and salt to this puree and combine them well. Make balls out of this mixture with greased hands. Add extra virgin olive oil to a pan, and cook meatballs. Heat marinara sauce in a pan and add the cooked meatballs to it. 

This is just the brief of the recipe. More details related to the cooking process and others are given below. This is easy to make the recipe at home and makes a great meal. You can serve them with spaghetti. Take note of the ingredients for this recipe. Start gathering the ingredients and get going with the recipe.

Ingredients For Mama’s Meatballs

  • 1⁄3 cup chicken stock
  • 1⁄4 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley (chopped finely)
  • 1⁄2 lb ground beef
  • 1⁄2 lb ground pork
  • 1⁄2 lb ground veal
  • 1⁄3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄4 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 -6 cups of marinara sauce

Make a list of the ingredients before heading out to the supermarket. Do not forget to check your pantry first as you may find few or all of them there. Now take a look at the time this dish takes to be prepared.

How Much Will It Take To Make Mama’s Meatballs?

Preparation TimeCooking timeTotal time
15 Minutes1 Hour 15 Minutes1 Hour 30 Minutes

No wonder this recipe will be time consuming as meat has to be cooked for this recipe. Cooking involves lot of patience and time. So don’t stress yourself out and check the instructions of this recipe.

Steps To Make Mama’s Meatballs

Mama’s meatballs
  1. Blend chicken stock, onions, garlic and parsley into a puree using a food processor or blender.
  2. Take a large bowl, transfer the puree to it. Add meat, bread crumbs, egg, red pepper flakes, salt and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Combine them well using hands but do not over mix.
  3. Grease your hands with olive oil in order to make balls larger than the golf balls from the mixture.
  4. Take a 10-inch wide pan and heat ½ inch of extra virgin olive oil over medium-high flame. Add meatballs to the pan and cook them till they turn brown. Turn them once to cook from every side. This will take 10-15 minutes.
  5. Heat marinara sauce in a pot. Transfer the meatballs into the pot with sauce and reduce the flame to low. Cook them for 1 hour.
  6. Serve hot.

You can serve these meatballs with spaghetti. 

Nutritional Breakdown of Mama’s Meatballs

Take a look at the nutrition composition of the meatballs.

Calories58.2
Protein5.1 g
Carbohydrates1.5 g
Fat3.3 g
Cholesterol16.3 mg
Sodium18.2 mg

Try this recipe and share your reviews in the comment section below. I will be happy to know how much you liked the recipe. Not just this, you are free to share any recipe you would love to know more about. I will be happy helping you. For now, grab your share of cake. Enjoy the meatballs!

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