Italian Meat Recipes

How to make Meatballs (Calabria-Style)

Grandma’s calabria-style meatballs. This is Calabrian version of famous Italian Meatballs recipe……YUMMY!!!

calabria-style meatballs




  • 1 lb of Pork, veal and beef
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped or minced fine
  • 1 or 2 eggs …..mixed into meat
  • 1 cup of Italian bread crumbs (Italian bread)mixed in blender
  • 1 cup of grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 or 2 tbs of Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbs of Italian parsley chopped up
  • 6 tbs of tomato sauce  (homemade)


Video Recipe:



  1. Mix all ingredients together and make into large to med sized shape of balls.
  2. Get the olive oil and heat in large frying pan.
  3. Place garlic in first a clove or two to get some extra flavor!
  4. Cook the meatballs for as long time as it take to cook them fully or properly. (approx 20 mins); turning at times; so they don’t burn.
  5. Add sauce and let simmer for few hrs….2 to 3 hrs. ;then cook favorite pasta!!
  6. Enjoy your calabria-style meatballs!!


Buon Mangiata!

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