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Used in several recipes like couscous, meatballs can also be a dish on thier own. The secret of this recipe is in the mix of two different kinds of meat with a little Parmesan. Note that it's a dish children always love.


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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 50 meatballs, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
43 min.43 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Meatballs : Photo of step #1 Prepare 1 onion, peel, wash and cut in pieces 1 garlic clove.
Stage 2
3 min.
Meatballs : Photo of step #2 Chop them with 1 bunch parsley.
Stage 3
10 min.
Meatballs : Photo of step #3 Cut 250 g belly (streaky) bacon into pieces, remove and discard rind and hard parts.
Stage 4
5 min.
Meatballs : Photo of step #4 Mince bacon pieces in your mincer or food processor.

if you don't have one, ask your butcher to do it for you.
Stage 5
3 min.
Meatballs : Photo of step #5 Mix together minced bacon, parsley, garlic, and onion, add 250 g minced beef, 1 egg and 3 tablespoons Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan). Salt, pepper, and mix well.
Stage 6
1 min.
Meatballs : Photo of step #6 Take about a tablespoonful of this mixture.
Stage 7
1 min.
Meatballs : Photo of step #7 Roll it in your hands to get an even ball.
Stage 8
15 min.
Meatballs : Photo of step #8 Put the ball on a tray, and carry on like this with the rest of the mixture.

You can use the meatballs straight away, or freeze them for later use.


If you don't like bacon, you can replace it with veal or any other meat of your choice.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 50 meatballs : 4.59 €
Per meatballs : 0.09 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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