Spicy Italian Meatball Recipe

This spicy Italian meatball recipe is hot, hot, HOT!

Combining pork sausage with ground beef gives these meatballs a different feel, and they go perfectly with your favorite tomato sauce and pasta combination!

So roll up your sleeves and get ready to make this truly tasty recipe.

**Time Saving Tip:

This spicy Italian meatball recipe is perfect to freeze and store for later use.

Just cut the cooking time in half so that they are only partially done, then let cool, place in freezer-tight bags and pop into the freezer.

The next time you want a yummy meal but don't have too much time to make it, remove them and cook them the remainder of the way and no one will know the difference!

How to Prepare This Spicy Italian Meatball Recipe

Makes about 24 medium sized meatballs.


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  • 1 lb lean pork sausages (SPICY is best!), removed from casing
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup parmesan or romano cheese, grated
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs (or Italian seasoned work too)
  • 2 cloved garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk or water
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • dash cayenne pepper

In a large bowl, combine all of the above ingredients. Mix them together with a wooden spoon, or do like the Italians and use your hands! (Nothing like feeling meat and raw egg ooze through your fingers... haha)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, begin shaping the meatballs into medium sized balls. You could even use an ice cream scoop to make them a more uniform size.

On a lightly greased cookie sheet, place the rolled balls about an inch or two apart.

It may help to slightly press down on each one so that the bottoms are a little bit flattened. This will help them to resist rolling around on the pan.

Place the pan in the oven for about 25 minutes or so, until they are nice and brown.

If you'd rather infuse these with the sauce you'll be serving just brown them in a skillet and then plop into the pot of sauce for approximately 35-40 minutes.

Serve atop a mountain of spaghetti with our spaghetti sauce or your favorite hoagie roll.

Sprinkle with parmesan or mozzarella and serve immediately. YUM!