Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

1 lb. lean ground top sirloin steak
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
1/2 small white onion, chopped
1 egg
3 slices whole wheat bread (or similar)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly crated
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Soak bread in 1/2 cup of milk. Combine all ingredients. Scoop meat mixture with an ice cream scoop. Place onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes.

Marinara Sauce:
1 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 small garlic clove, chopped
1/2 small white onion, chopped
1 28-ounce can crushed roasted tomatoes
1 28-ounce can tomato puree
1 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons pesto
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, saute until soft. Add tomato puree, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste. Stir well. Bring to a simmer. Season with salt and black pepper. Add pesto and simmer on low heat for 1 hour or until sauce thickens. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on top.

Serve meatballs hot over cooked pasta of choice, mashed potatoes, etc., adding marinara sauce and extra parmesan cheese.



Debi said...

Oh How Delicious! I sent my Sweet friend Tracie over here for this Beautiful Recipe. <3 and Hugs!

Tracie x said...

Sweet Friend Tracie here! I'm looking forward to making this tomorrow! And I'm not sharing it either! x

Mia said...

Oh you lovely ladies! Thank you!

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