Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pasta with Italian Meatballs

Nothing better than those Classic Italian-American style meatballs, huge, pillowy soft and loaded with herbs and cheese, mixed with ground beef on your pasta Dish with savory tomato Sauce.


For ten Meatballs:

1/2 Pound ground beef 
3   TBS Ground Bread Crums 
1/3Cup grated parmesan cheese
1   Small Egg
1   Teaspoons salt
1/2Teaspoon Black pepper
1   TBS chopped fresh parsley
2   Teaspoons black pepper
1   TBS chopped Onion 
1   Small Garlic clove, minced
About 1/2 cup of flour for dusting
1/4 cup olive oil.

For the Tomato Sauce:

1  Can tomato Sauce 
1  Clove Garlic Minced
1  TBS Basil finally Chopped
1  Teaspoon Salt 
1   Pinch of Black Pepper


1- In a large bowl, combine the beef, grated Parmesan, eggs, salt & Black Pepper, parsley,  black pepper, garlic cloves , Onion and the bread . Mix it well with your hands until it barely combines. Don't overwork the mixture or it will become tough.

It is OK to have some discernable bits of bread or meat in the mix, better that than overworked meatballs. 

2- Wet your hands and form the meatballs. A traditional size for this sort of meatball is 2-3 inches across, but you can make them any size you want. Once you roll the meatball in your hands, roll it in the flour to give it a good coating. Set each one on a baking sheet as you work. You might need to rinse your hands a few times as you make the meatballs.

3- When all the meatballs are formed, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the meatballs on at least two sides. & Don't worry about the center getting cooked through, as you will finish these in the sauce.

4- Once all the meatballs are browned, remove them and Put the minced Garlic in the remaining Oil of the meat balls , once cooked little bit pour the tomato Sauce and let thicken little bit then add the Basil and the meatballs , Salt and black Pepper to taste and Cover ,let simmer on low heat for 15 more min.

5- Serve on pasta, and garnish with some cheese and green onion if you want.

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