Saturday, August 14, 2010

Homemade Italian Meatballs

I didn't plan on posting this when I made it, but I got such great reviews from the family, that I thought I'd share. When my picky 5 year old tells me it's the best thing she ever ate, I know that it's post-worthy.

This recipe came from an old cookbook for sandwiches (yea, there are cookbooks for sandwiches!). I modified it some and made a dinner version of their meatball subs. You can use canned sauce too, but I haven't been able to find any great coupon deals on canned sauce that we like lately, so I've started making my own -- it's probably healthier.

Sauce: (modified from The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook)

4 8oz (or 24 oz total) cans of tomato sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs basil
1 Tbs oregano
1 Tbs rosemary
Salt & Pepper to taste

Sauce Directions:
Combine all ingredients in sauce pan. Simmer for 15 minutes.

1 lb of lean ground beef
1/2 cup regular breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 cup of spaghetti sauce (canned or use homemade recipe above)

1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.) In mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce with ground beef, bread crumbs and egg. Mix well.
3.) Brown the meatballs on each side in skillet.
4.) Place meatballs in baking dish.
5.) Cover meatballs with remaining sauce
6.) Bake in oven approximately 15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink inside.
7.) Serve with your favorite vegetables and garlic bread!

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Anonymous aves raras said...

excelente la receta, deliciosa a mas no poder

November 11, 2012 at 3:46 PM  

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