Ricotta Meatballs and Tomato Basil Sauce

Christine Fernandez

By
@SuperMom77

Another recipe I tailored to my families taste. I made the sauce in a crock pot on low and added the meatballs after I cooked them. Simmering for about 4-5 hours. Very tasty and different from what I normally make. It's whats for dinner tonight :)


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Serves:

40 meatballs

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

MEATBALLS

1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 lb mild italian sausage
3 oz. prosciutto
4 slices cubes bread
2/3 cup ricotta cheese
3 eggs
1 tsp oregano
1/2 cup parsley; fresh
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
3 eggs; beaten
2 tsp salt
olive oil

SAUCE

1 lb crushed tomatoes
15 oz diced tomatoes
15 oz tomato sauce
3 garlic cloves;minced
1/4 cup basil; fresh & chopped
salt and pepper
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre heat oven to 425 degrees.In a large mixing bowl add beef, pork, sausage (remove casing), prosciutto, bread, parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt. Mix together.
2
Wisk eggs and ricotta together until there are no lumps in the mixture. Add to the meat and mix again. Roll into medium sized balls and place on a roasting pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for about 30 minutes. (I got 40 meatballs out of this recipe).
3
In a separate pot (on low) add all of the ingredients to make the sauce. I cook the minced garlic before hand (about a minute) in a little olive oil (about 2 tbsp) to get the flavor out.
4
Remove meatballs from oven and add to sauce. Simmer for as long as you like. Serve with pasta and fresh grated Parmesan cheese on top. Don't forget the bread! Yum-O!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Gravies, Other Sauces, Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy