Classic Italian Meatballs

Classic Italian Meatballs
Classic Italian Meatballs

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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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

  • 2/3

    cup cup(150 mL) fresh bread crumbs

  • 1/2

    cup water (125 mL) r

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    garlic clove

  • 1/2

    tsp each salt and pepper

  • 1/4

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4

    cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1

    lb lean ground beef

  • 1

    onion , finely chopped

  • 1

    garlic clove

  • 28

    oz diced tomatoes

  • 1

    cup beef stock

  • 1

    zucchini

  • 1/2

    tsp dried basil

  • 1/2

    tsp dried oregano

Directions

In bowl, combine fresh bread crumbs with water; let stand until absorbed, about 5 minutes. Beat in egg, garlic, salt, pepper, cheeseand parsley. Mix in beef. Roll by rounded tablespoonfuls into balls. Brush large nonstick skillet with vegetable oil; heat over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs, in batches, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Drain any fat from pan. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, beef stock, zucchini, basil and oregano; simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 25 minutes. Return meatballs and any accumulated juices to pan; simmer, turning meatballs occasionally, until no longer pink inside and sauce is thickened, about 20 minutes.

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