Meatball Marinara Recipe

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Meatball marinara features tender beef meatballs simmered in a hearty marinara sauce. It is a classic dish perfect for weeknight meals.
Dinner
Italian
15
ingredients
10
steps
50
minutes
Chef Davide always found the place where he could best express himself, communicate, and have fun was the kitchen. He began working in kitchens at age 16 and moved to Europe to explore different cuisines firsthand after graduating. He quickly landed at a culinary academy in Italy and graduated with honors. Chef Davide has since donned many chef hats, including those as a private chef, consultant, instructor and entrepreneur.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
For the Meatballs
4
slices of stale sourdough bread
1 cup(s)
milk
1 lb
ground beef
2
eggs
3 tblsp
Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
2 tblsp
breadcrumbs
1/2
garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
finely chopped parsley, to taste
For the Marinara
1
garlic clove, minced
3 tblsp
olive oil
48 oz
crushed tomatoes
6
basil leaves, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup(s)
water, room temperature
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions 10 steps | 50 Minutes

Step 1

In a bowl, combine the bread and the milk. Soak the bread for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Squeeze the excess milk out of the soaked bread. Crumble the bread into small pieces.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, mix the milk-soaked bread, ground beef, eggs, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt and pepper by hand.

Step 4

Form small meatballs with the meat mixture. The meatballs should be the size of golf balls. Set aside.

Step 5

In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the garlic and olive oil. 

Step 6

Cook the garlic until it becomes golden in color, about 50 seconds.

Step 7

Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, water, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture together.

Step 8

Place the meatballs into the sauce, cover the pan and decrease the heat to low. Cook the meatballs for 10 minutes, undisturbed.

Step 9

Uncover the pan and use tongs to flip the meatballs. Cook for another 10-15 minutes. If the sauce becomes too thick, use hot water or beef stock to loosen it.

Step 10

Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan or basil. Serve with toasted bread or spaghetti. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
989
FAT
43.3 g
PROTEIN
48.3 g
CARBS
106.3 g

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Wyxo .

Wyxo

18 Jan 2022

I found it easy to follow along the video recipe, the instructions are easy and precise. The result is just perfect. By the way, the system of changing the doses without having to do any math actually saved me

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