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Nona's Meatballs

 
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This recipe is over 100 years old. I add a twist to the recipe (and a little sweetness) by adding some golden raisins, like my favorite restaurant in Provincetown, Mass., does.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

65

min

Ready

80

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef, lean
sirloin or chuck
½ cup bread crumbs
dried, from Italian loaf
4 each eggs
large, whisked until frothy
cup milk, whole
or 2%
¾ cup romano cheese
grated
*
3 tablespoons yellow onion
grated
3 cloves garlic
minced
¼ cup italian parsley
fresh, finely chopped
¼ cup basil
sweet, fresh, finely chopped
*
½ teaspoon marjoram
dried
*
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
*
¼ cup golden raisins
soaked, drained and coarsely chopped
32 ounces marinara sauce
your favorite, homemade or in a jar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

Spray or line large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix all ingredients but the marinara sauce thoroughly in a large bowl (if mixture seems too loose, add a bit more bread crumbs).

Roll meatballs loosely to about the size of golf balls and place on the baking sheet.

Meanwhile, start heating the marinara sauce in a medium-large saucepan or Dutch oven while the meatballs are baking.

Bake meatballs 35 minutes. Place balls in heated marinara sauce, along with all the pan juices, and let simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Serve with cooked spaghetti or any other pasta, ravioli, gnocchi, or tortellini. These meatballs are great for sub sandwiches or alone with crusty bread to soak up the sauce.

Bueno appetito!

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 8 years ago

These meatballs look so succulent, I can tell they are packed with flavors just by going through the ingredient list. Thanks for sharing this classic meatball recipe with a great photo :)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 169g (6.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 24538% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 491mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 40g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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