Rachel Tufaro’s Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Authentic from a talented Italian friend. Reach for a jar of preserved salsa only in an emergency!
Photo by Ed T.

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • Meatballs

  • 5

    lbs ground beef

  • 2

    eggs

  • 2

    cups soft bread crumbs dipped in 3/4 cup warm milk

  • 2

    T olive oil

  • 2

    T parmesan cheese

  • 1

    cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1

    medium onion, chopped

  • 2

    cloves garlic, chopped

  • salt and pepper

  • Marinara Sauce

  • Extra virgin olive oil 1 med size chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green onions chopped garlic

  • 4 - 16

    oz. tomato sauce

  • 1 - 32

    oz crushed tomatoes

  • fresh basil

  • 1

    tsp. crushed red pepper

  • Optional: pork spare ribs

Directions

Meatballs Mix together all the ingredients. Make 1½- inch meatballs. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Simmer in marinara sauce for 45 minutes or until the meat is tender and fully cooked. Remove from sauce and serve on a platter with extra sauce and pasta. Marinara Sauce Sauté onion . Add green onion. Add tomatoes with some water. Add fresh basil. Add the crushed red pepper. Simmer for 1 hour. Optional kicking it up a notch! In olive oil brown some pork spare ribs. Add them to the simmering sauce. They give flavor to the sauce and can serve as the meat accompanying the pasta.

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