Meatballs, Meatballs, Meatballs !!!

Meatballs, Meatballs, Meatballs !!!

There are few meals I love more than Spaghetti and Meatballs.  You know what I’m talking about.  Good Italian pasta, cooked al dente, bathed in a wonderful gravy and topped of with moist, flavorful, beefy meatballs.  Totally a slice of heaven!  Simple, soul satisfying food.  For some reason, I’ve had a hard time finding a great version of this at a restaurant.  Maybe they aren’t the current chic thing for restaurants to be serving, I don’t know.

When I tried this recipe for meatballs, I feel instantly, head over heels in love.  These babies were just what I was looking for.  I served them with Sunday Gravy and  the whole family was smitten.  Not only does the flavor totally rock, they are NOT fried.  I love this for  two obvious reasons.  One, there’s not a whole lot of splattered, greasy mess to clean up,  and two,  there’s not a lot of extra, and unnecessary,  fat added to them.  I hope you give these gems a try.  Let me know what you think!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons - Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 - Onions, Finely Diced
  • 6 - Garlic Clove, Minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon - Dried Oregano
  • Pinch - Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 4 Slices - Hearty White Sandwich Bread, Torn into Small Pieces
  • 3/4 Cup - Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Pound - Sweet Italian Sausage, Casing Removed
  • 1 Cup - Parmesan Cheese, Freshly Grated
  • 2 - Eggs, Large, Lightly Beaten
  • 4 - Cloves, Garlic, Minced
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 2 1/2 Pounds - Ground Beef, 80/20
  • Sunday Gravy or Sauce of Your Choice
  • 1 Pound - Pasta, Cooked
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