Saucey Meatballs

Darci Juris

By
@keepitinthekitchen

These meatballs not only smell delicious, but are super moist and packed full of flavor. The sauce is also key to this delectable recipe. Serve them as appetizers, in a hoagie as a sandwich, or atop some pasta. Either way, you are sure to love them.


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Serves:

24 meatballs

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

MEATBALLS

2 lb
ground beef
6 slice
sourdough bread
1-2 c
milk, 2%
1/2 c
red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c
onion, chopped
2 clove
minced garlic
1 tsp
salt and pepper
1 tsp
chili powder or red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
olive oil
parmesan cheese

SAUCE

30 oz
canned diced tomatoes
2 small
cans tomato paste
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried
1 Tbsp
basil, dried
2 tsp
sugar
1/2 c
heavy cream
dash(es)
onion salt and garlic salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Tear the bread into small pieces and place in a medium bowl. Pour milk over the bread to just coat it. Set aside.
2
In a large sauce pan, combine all of the sauce ingredients. Heat over a medium heat. Once the sauce begins to bubble slightly, reduce heat to low.
3
Combine the beef, red pepper, onion and garlic in a large bowl.
Squeeze out 90% of the milk from the bread and transfer to beef bowl. Stir/mash to combine.
Form 1-2 inch in diameter meatballs.
4
Heat a medium to large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and place 6-8 meatballs in the pan. Brown the meatballs on all sides, then transfer to sauce. Repeat with remaining balls.
5
Once all the balls are in the sauce, let them cook on low for up to 30 minutes, gently stirring occasionally.
6
Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

NOTE: You may substitute the sugar and cream with Coconut milk as well for a slightly healthier version.

About this Recipe

Other Tag: Healthy