Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Meatballs and Marinara Sauce




Meatballs:
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.

   


3 comments:

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!

Trending Now