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Photo de l'auteur Ghyslaine Carrière


My husband was over 6 feet tall, weighed over 300 lbs, and had a big appetite. When he saw me making these meatballs for the first time, he said, “You must have been running out of money to make big meatballs. I’ll have to increase your budget!

Adriana Luu – Studio Kay

Mini Italian Meatballs

These meatballs may be small but they are jam-packed with flavour!

Interesting facts

These meatballs smell divine. They draw people to the dinner table before the rest of the meal is even ready.


About 12 meatballs

Prep time

15 minutes

Cooking time

20 minutes


  Ingredients Quantitites
medium ground beef 340 g (0.77 lb)
egg 1
clove of garlic, minced 1
Italian breadcrumbs 125 ml (1/4 cup)
mozzarella cheese, grated 125 ml (1/4 cup)
salt and pepper To taste
olive oil or vegetable oil 45 ml (3 tablespoons)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients (except the oil) with your hands to form a smooth paste.
  2. Form the mixture into 12 to 16 small balls. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil and cook the meatballs until they are golden brown.
  4. Serve with pork cutlets, potatoes and salad.

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