Grandpa Gary’s Meatballs

meatballsGary Says: The meatballs may be stored, covered, in the refrigerator until you’re ready to finish cooking. You can also use this mixture to make hamburgers for grilling.

Grandpa Gary's Meatballs
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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  • 2 lbs. ground beef (80/20 blend)
  • 1 lb. ground pork sausage
  • 2 eggs, gently beaten
  • ½ c. seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ c. oatmeal (uncooked)
  • ½ c. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 pkg. onion soup/dip mix
  • 4-8 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ c. fresh parsley
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • cooking oil of choice
  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef with ground pork. Mix thoroughly together to combine. Be sure to wash your hands afterwards if you mix with your hands.
  2. Blend eggs, bread crumbs, oatmeal, Parmesan cheese, onion soup mix, garlic, parsley, & Italian seasoning. Using your hands, thoroughly mix these in with the meat.
  3. Take the mixture & form into balls. Set aside & cover with a towel.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the cooking oil of your choice & butter until the butter starts to foam. Place meatballs one at a time into the skillet & keep rolling around to brown on all sides evenly.
  5. Set aside the browned meatballs on a paper towel lined plate to drain. You can now add the meatballs to your sauce to finish cooking.


Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

Submitted by jennifer_ann7


2lbs boneless chicken breasts ½ c. seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg ½ c. milk
8 oz. swiss cheese, cubed 8 oz. ham, diced
10 oz. can Cream of Chicken soup 1 c. milk


  1. Cut chicken into chunks. Beat egg with ½ milk; dip chicken in egg & milk mixture, then into bread crumbs, coating well.
  2. Brown in a little oil until golden. Place chunks in baking dish, add Swiss cheese & ham. Mix cream of chicken soup with 1 c. of milk; mix well & pour over all.
  3. Bake about 30 minutes at 350°F. or until bubbly.
  4. Boil 2 c. of your choice pasta (penne works well). Drain & toss with the chicken mixture.