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ITALIAN MEATBALLS

Maybe not your traditional Italian meatballs, but who cares!



I really love balls, meatballs (; And I got to have them balls every time I go to an Italian restaurant. But I've decided to start making them myself so that I can eat 1000 of them at once and ain't nobody gonna judge me. As much as I pride myself on making everything from scratch...I always cheat on tomato sauce. I just get store bought tomato base for pasta (i.e Prego). Don't judge!. It's such a good tomato base and just by adding a few more ingredients really bring the sauce to a whole new level. You won't even know it's store b

ought!


These meatballs are really moist, I must say. I'm really proud of it, the texture is lovely, slightly chewy but still soft and tender! The key to em' tender balls is really bread crumbs soaked in milk!! (Learned this from my friend, Gordan Ramsay). HAHAHA

Have you got balls to make meatballs?

ITALIAN MEATBALLS (Makes about 30 medium sized meatballs)  Prep time: 1.5 hrs Cook time: 45 mins Tomato sauce

1/2 a medium yellow onion, diced 1 can of tomato pasta sauce 3 button mushrooms, sliced Dried herbs (basil, oregano)  2 tbsp of sugar Black pepper and salt to season 2 tbsp olive oil for frying  - Heat oil in a pot, fry onions till caramelized. Then add in sliced button mushrooms.

- Pour the entire can of tomato sauce into the onions, stirring once in awhile. Cooked tomato sauce till it starts to bubble slightly at the sides.  -Add in dried herbs, sugar, black pepper and salt to season. - Turn off heat. 

MEATBALLS

500g minced pork 250g minced beef 1/2 cup bread crumbs 3/4 cup milk 1 medium yellow onion, diced  4 cloves of garlic, minced. 3 tbsp red pepper flakes (add more if you prefer it to be more spicy)  pepper and salt  2 tbsp olive oil for frying  Shaved parmesan cheese for garnish 1. In a frying pan, over medium heat, heat oil and fry onion and garlic. Then, add red pepper flakes into onion, continue frying till onion is slightly caramelized. Season with pepper and salt. Remove from heat. 2. Mixed minced pork and beef together in a bowl. 3. Combine bread crumbs and milk together in a small bowl, texture should resemble a thick oat porridge, add more milk if necessary. 4. Create a well in the minced meat, add in bread crumbs mixture. Mix well.  Mix in cooked onion into minced meat. 5. Roll meatballs into the size of a golf ball.  6. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan-fry the meatballs on each side till brown, approximately 3 mins.  7. Flip the meatballs on the other side and continue to cook it till brown. 8. Pour the tomato sauce into the pan and cook together with the meatballs, turn down heat to a small fire. Let sauce simmer so as to continue cooking the meatballs, for about 10 minutes. Covering the pan with a lid will help cook it faster.   9. Serve in a bowl or tray. Garnish with parsley and shaved parmesan.