2 1/2 pounds ground beef (can use half pork if desired)
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup dried parsley
1/2 cup dried basil
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Mix all ingredients well. Roll into balls and bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. For easy clean-up, line pan with foil before baking. Makes about 30 meatballs, but extra meatballs freeze well.
Adapted from Kris Arcolesse’s recipe in the "Fair Family Favorites — Celebrating 100 Years of the Routt County Fair." Copies of this cookbook are available for purchase at the Routt County CSU Extension office. Proceeds benefit the Routt County Fair Exhibit Hall.