Meatballs are easy to make with simple ingredients that mix well and quickly form into meatballs—ready for cooking and topping with your favorite sauce. Your family will love these, and you'll want to make them often. Make extra for freezing for a quick, easy meal another day.
- 1/2 lb. ground beef (80/20)
- 1/2 lb. ground pork
- 1 cup day-old bread or bread ends
- 1 egg
- 1/2 Tbsp. basil
- 1/2 Tbsp. oregano
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp. onion, diced
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese, shredded
- 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a medium bowl, break apart bread into tiny little crumbs; this can be done by hand or in a food processor.
- Add milk and olive oil to bread; mix by hand.
- Add dry spices and herbs; mix by hand.
- Add remaining ingredients; mix by hand.
- Shape mixture into 24 meatballs, approximately 1-1/2 Tbsp. each. Place on a baking sheet; cover baking sheet with a layer of tinfoil for an easy cleanup!
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through. Serve immediately or freeze for up to 3 months.
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Amy LaBelle is the founder and winemaker at LaBelle Winery. Formerly a corporate attorney practicing in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, her lifelong interest in wine led her to open LaBelle Winery to pursue her passion for winemaking.
Amy is serious about her mission to provide customers with the very best culinary and wine experience, as her philosophy is to treat guests of LaBelle Winery like family. Her ultimate vision is to give back to the community through charitable giving in ways that are fulfilling, impactful and meaningful, and to grow her business exponentially so that she can contribute more.
Love of learning, dedication, integrity, love of craft, innovation and passion is her formula for success. Every day matters and Amy tries never to waste her days. Amy’s paramount success is being able to grow LaBelle Winery with her husband, Cesar Arboleda, while also balancing life with their two sons.
Amy is also the founder of Empowering Angels, a charitable organization that empowers girls and young women to embrace the possibility of entrepreneurship. The program provides education in basic business skills and strategies and through providing women role models by which these aspiring young entrepreneurs can model their behavior.
Amy serves on the NHPBS Board of directors and lives with her husband, and co-owner of LaBelle Winery, Cesar Arboleda, and their two sons, Jackson Alejandro Arboleda and Lucas Cesar Arboleda.