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Meatballs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Margaret L Mitchell
Added: Sunday, August 30, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 slices of white bread
Salt and pepper
1/2 c. milk
2 tbsp. Chopped garlic
1/3 pound ground beef
2 (28 oz.) cans chopped tomatoes
1/3 pound ground veal
1 small can tomato paste
1/3 pound ground pork
2 c. water
1/2 cup minced onions
4 oz. Parmesan Reggiano
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 c. chopped onions

Directions:
Directions:
Place the bread in a shallow baking dish. Pour the milk over the bread and let sit for a couple of minutes. In mixing bowl, combine all of the meats together. Season with salt and pepper. Add the minced onions, 1 tablespoon garlic, parsley and bread. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into small balls. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. When the oil is hot add the meatballs and brown for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. In a large saucepan, heat the remaining oil. Add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 to5 minutes or until the onions are soft and clear in color. Add the remaining garlic and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 30 minutes. Whisk the tomato paste and water together. Add to the tomatoes. Add the meatballs. Bring the liquid to a boil, over high heat. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Re-season with salt and pepper.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24-36 meatballs
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Because of cross contamination issues it is difficult to get the veal and pork ground.fewsh You can grind your own or purchase a meatloaf mix from your butcher.

 

 

 

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