Homemade Meatballs In Tomato Sauce


By Cooking Panda

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Grana Padano cheese, grated
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese, the drier the better
  • 2 pounds ground beef, 80/20
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 – 3 cups homemade tomato sauce, for serving
  • Directions

    1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.

    2) Preheat a sauté pan, and sauté the garlic and onions until they are translucent.

    3) Mix all of the ingredients to uniform mass and test the meat for seasoning. Shape the meatball how you see fit. We suggest a 3 to 4 ounce ball.

    4) Place meatballs in a large deep sauté pan. Pour in tomato sauce and heat the pan on medium heat. Cook them for about 25 to 30 minutes on a low simmer with the lid.

    Tags: dinner, Fabio Viviani, italian, meatballs, recipes, Tomato Sauce
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