Best Meatball Recipe Ever!

Okay so I ripped this off from the Oprah show. But she got the recipe from her favorite restaurant Trattoria Mollie in Santa Barbara. I made this for hubby last night and he just adores it!!!

Don't be put off by the ingredients...I hate raisins and I love these meatballs!!! Perfect amount of sweet with spicy!

Mollies Meatballs:

1 package Italian sausage (mild or spicy depending what you can take!) out of the package
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup grated Parmesan/Romano cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup Italian parsley (you can do regular if you'd rather)

Combine in a bowl and then mush together. Make into golf ball sized meatballs. Add olive oil to pan and cook on med/low covered until golden brown.

Serve with pasta and marinara sauce or veggies and marinara!
xo The Mrs.


"Cookie" said...

That sounds yummy! The raisins though...kind of random isn't it?

I think I just might have to put this on the menue for next week!

mrs shortcake said...

Believe it or not, I've actually never made meatballs before - maybe I was waiting for the perfect recipe? ;) I can't wait to try this one out on my hubby!

Domestic Diva said...

Thanks for posting this. I remember when she had this on her show and I never wrote it down. Loving the new photo of you. Hope you are having a great week.
xxxx me

Kim said...

I love your new look! Gorgeous picture of you girls!

Tippy said...

Can you tell it has raisins in it? My husband hates raisins in things so I have to disguise them at times.

I LOVE the new photo on your blog header. You and Miss Coco are adorable.

Courtney said...

Can't wait to try this new recipe. Love your new profile pic!

Anonymous said...

I do...I'd take them to the movies and then make out with them.

The Mr.

Bridget said...

The ingredients do look weird but I trust both you and Oprah so I'm going to try these soon!

I love your new banner - so cute :)

Readings, Recipes and Rambles said...

Your picture is great!
Will have to try this recipe!!

nanny said...

Love the new look, beautiful picture. I have never made meatballs, but I want to, will try this recipe, thanks so much!

Mags said...

Raisins??? :) The recipe is different enough that I will have to try it.

Anonymous said...

i like meat with raisins...sounds good- i'll dig for that pic when i get back from DC have to search through discs and discs but will look. you will be shocked. (at least i was but i'm easily amused)

Surf Girl said...

Thank you for sharing - I have to try those soon! Raisins and meatballs - two of Boogie Boy's favorite foods!!
I love, love, love the new header picture. You girls are gorgeous! :)

Suzanne said...

Love the new header, you ladies are just adorable!

Eloise said...

The meatballs sound fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm really impressed that you're already cooking again with a new baby!

So glad you made it through the earthquake unscathed.

Love, love, love the picture of you and Coco on your blog header!

TuTu's Bliss said...

The raisins are throwing me off but it sounds interesting...I might be daring enough to try it ;)

Muffy said...

This sounds REALLY good.

Danielle Moss said...

Have you been to Trattoria Mollie? I went to school at UCSB and my boyfriend actually lived in Montecito, so I have been a few times. The meatballs are really good (but SO overpriced). If I am right, they are close to $30.