I make meatballs a lot. Hopefully this recipe will work as good for you as it does for me.
Tonight I decided to make meatballs with beef and spicy Italian sausage. It adds some delicious spiciness and flavor to the meatballs.
1 lb beef
1 lb spicy Italian sausage
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tbps dried parsley
Half an onion diced
2 tsp minced garlic
Salt and pepper
1 large can diced tomatoes
3 small cans tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2-3 tbsp garlic powder
2-3 tbsp parsely
2-3 tbsp oregano
Dash of sugar (helps cut the bitterness of the tomatoes)
Half an onion
2 tsp garlic
Combine the beef and Italian sausage.
Saute the onion and garlic with some olive oil in a large stock pot.
Once it's sauteed, add the tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste.
Add the Parmesan, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, and sugar. I don't measure any of this. I mainly make some nice solid stripes across the sauce. Stir to combine.
The next part is key (according to my great grandmother). Cook the sauce with the lid cracked. The lid is key.
Next get cracking on the meatballs...
Saute the rest of the onion and garlic.
Once done cooking for a few minutes, take off the heat, and cool. Beat the eggs in a searate bowl and add a dash of salt and pepper. Combine the Parmesan, parsley, bread crumbs, salt and pepper and the beef/sausage mixture... Next add eggs and the cooled onion and garlic. Mix it all up with your hands until combined.
Roll the mixture into 2 inch diameter meatballs.
Add a 1/4 inch oil to a deep fry pan and start frying the meatballs. Flip them until browned on all sides.
Once browned on all sides add to the sauce to cook through. You do not need to cook them all the way through before adding to the sauce. They will finish up in there.
I like to simmer with the lid cracked for an hour to 2 hours...
Then voila! Spicy meatballs! I will serve with either pasta or rice. Or just eat meatballs. Mmmmmm.....