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The Secret to Making the Best Polpette – Recipe

Have you ever tried to replicate your mom or nonnas polpette recipe and it somehow never comes out the way theirs does? Don't worry! We've got the secret to making the best and juiciest meatballs!

Nobody likes dry meatballs. The ingredients in this recipe by Recipe30 are what make these polpette the best you’ve ever had. (Maybe even better than nonnas!)


  • ⅓ cup full cream milk
  • 2 large slices of brown bread
  • 1lb – 450g beef and pork mince (15-20% fat)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1Cracked black pepper
  • 2oz 58g pancetta (minced)
  • 4oz – 120g button mushrooms (approx.4 large)
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ cup – 40g grated pecorino (plus extra for garnish)
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley (keep some for garnish)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup of full-bodied red wine
  • 6 cups marinara sauce

What is your meatball recipe? Do you have a secret ingredient that you put in them? Share your secret ingredients below in the comments.


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