Baked meatballs with parmesan and tomato sauce

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You’ll beed a baking/roasting dish for this. You should be able to place a rack or a perforated roasting pan on top of the baking dish. The reason for this is that the meatball with bake and yummy meat oils into the sauce, so the dish the meatballs are in should have holes in it. See picture:

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Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • 2 packs of ground beef (12-14 oz each)
  • 2 slices of white bread tore up into small pieces with crust removed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 yellow onion grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 5-6 minced garlic cloves

Sauce:

  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes (fire roasted if you have it, or regular if you don’t)
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup beef or chicken broth
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Pour olive oil into baking dish and mix in onions so they are spread out and coated in olive oil
  3. Bake for 7 minutes
  4. In a medium bowl combine grated onions, bread pieces and milk and mix together. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, it should become one mushy mixture
  5. Remove from baking dish oven and mix in all the other sauce ingredients into and place back in oven for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven after 5 minutes and set aside.
  6. Change oven temp to 390F
  7. In a large bowl mix together all the meatball ingredients including the mushy bread with milk and onions. Mix well
  8. Spray rack/baking dish with holes with some cooking spray
  9. Using your hands form meatballs (about 1 inch in diameter) and place on baking rack. Don’t make them smaller than that or they will cook too quickly and dry out a bit
  10. Place meatball rack on top of the dish holding the sauce and place both in oven for 20 minutes
  11. Once meatballs are done, place them into the sauce and serve with pasta of choice
  12. Enjoy!

 

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