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How to Make Meatballs

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Meatballs are a classic meat dish for pairing with pasta. By following the tips here, you can make delicious Italian meatballs quickly and easily.

  1. Combine ground meat with seasonings in large bowl; mix well.
  2. Place meat mixture on cutting board; pat evenly into 1-inch-thick square.
  3. Cut meat into squares with sharp knife; shape each square into a ball.
  4. Cook as directed.

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