Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (The Best)

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (The Best)

  • Preparation 35 min
  • Cooking 55 min
  • Servings 6
  • Freezes Yes

We can't get enough of these perfectly plump polpettes, a.k.a. Italian-style meatballs. When you get them rolling, we guarantee you’ll have a real (meat) ball.

Featured in RICARDO Magazine (FALL 2017)

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Ingredients

  • Tomato Sauce

    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
    • 1 can (28 oz/769 ml) whole plum tomatoes
  • Meatballs

    • 2 slices white sandwich bread
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk
    • 1 lb (450 g) ground veal
    • 1 1/2 cups (150 g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup (10 g) chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground fennel
    • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Preparation

  • Tomato Sauce

  • Meatballs

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