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old fashioned meatballs in red sauce

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Recipe by
Jamallah Bergman
Atlanta, GA

Eat them along with the red sauce or make a meatball sandwich with cheese!

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yield 12 2 1/2 inch meatballs

Ingredients For old fashioned meatballs in red sauce

  • 1 lb
    ground round
  • 1/2 lb
    sweet italian sausage
  • 1/3 c
    plain dry bread crumbs
  • 2
    eggs,lightly beaten
  • 2 lg
    garlic cloves,minced
  • 1/3 c
    pecorino romano cheese
  • 1 3/4 c
    canned crushed tomatoes in heavy puree

How To Make old fashioned meatballs in red sauce

  • 1
    Remove ground round and sausage from refrigerator 30 to 60 minutes before cooking, if possible. Place bread crumbs in large bowl and stir in 1/3 cup water. When absorbed,blend together with eggs,garlic, 1/4 cup grated Romano,1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 425. Add meats to bread crumb mixture and combine well with fork. Form into 12 even balls. Lay in 1 layer in a 8z14 inch baking dish so each is seperated by about 1 inch.
  • 3
    Stir 1/4 cup water into crushed tomatoes and season wtih 1/8 tsp salt and pepper to taste. Pour tomatoes over and around meatballs. Sprinkle tops with remaining 1 1/3 tbsp grated Romano. Bake in center of oven until meatballs are just cooked through, about 18 minutes. Serve hot.

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