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Frank’s Italian Sauce and Meatballs Recipe

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Tera Brown


2 lbs ground beef
4 eggs
1 ½ c. plain bread crumbs
2 cloves of garlic
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. chopped parsley

Gravy (sauce):
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
2 (28 oz.) cans ground tomatoes
¾ can (28 oz.) water fill empty tomato can
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley

For the meatballs, Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in a large bowl. Mix well. Form into meatballs and place on a platter. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and fry meatballs over medium heat until browned. Repeat until all meatballs are browned. Place meatballs on new clean platter. Do not discard the oil.

For the gravy. In the skillet, heat the reserved oil, add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Fill the empty tomato paste cam with water and add to skillet. Cook for one minute. Add tomatoes and all other ingredients. Add meatballs and cook on medium for 15 minutes. Cover and cook on low for 2 ½ hours stirring every 15 minutes. Serve over pasta or with crusty bread.




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