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Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs
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Italian Meatballs

Yield: Serves 4.

These Italian Meatballs are not too spicy, not too bland -- just right. Please handle gently as you form into balls.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients except the oil and form into balls, handling as gently as possible. Brown in the olive oil. Cover with Tomato Sauce (see below) and simmer for 25 minutes. Serve with spaghetti.

Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large Bermuda onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups canned, peeled tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions:

Sauté the onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes. Add the other ingredients and cook gently for 20 minutes. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and simmer for another 25 minutes before serving.

Updated Sunday, March 16th, 2014

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