Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Making your own home cooked meals is enjoyable and healthy. This delicious recipe for Meatballs in Tomato Sauce is a great meal to make for any occasion. Homemade meatballs are actually very simple to make, and Grandma's recipe will help you learn exactly how to make homemade meatballs. Everything you need for making the sauce from scratch is included in this recipe, as well as the ingredients to make the meatballs. There is truly nothing like eating your own fresh tomato sauce and meat balls that you made from scratch. The meatballs in this easy meatball recipe are made from pork meat, but you could try chicken or turkey meat for a leaner meat. Whichever meat you decide on, just be sure to purchase meat from happy and healthy animals who were raised well. Enjoy these meatballs and sauce over a pasta of your choosing, or maybe have them in a sandwich made with some fresh bread for a meatball sub.***
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4 Tablespoons olive oil
2 large yellow onions, peeled, halved and diced
10 cloves garlic, peeled, halved and cut into thin slices
2 to 3 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 medium carrots, peeled and grated
1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
4 cups water, divided, plus more as needed
1 Tablespoon savory sprigs or 1 teaspoon dried savory
2 pounds ground pork
2 teaspoons chili flakes
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1/2 cup sour cream
2/3 cups chopped tightly packed fresh parsley
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup bread crumbs, toasted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable oil for cooking
Heat the olive oil in dutch oven over medium heat.
Add the onions, the garlic, red pepper flakes, and sugar and season with salt, to taste.
Stir in the carrots and cook for about 2 minutes.
Add the canned tomatoes. Use a wooden spoon to break up some of the whole tomatoes and cook over medium heat, stirring from time to time, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Add half of the water and continue cooking another 10 minutes.
Taste for seasoning.
The tomatoes should be fairly broken down and the flavors coming together. Add remaining water, as needed, and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Simmer the sauce as long as it takes to make the meatballs.
Add the ground pork to a large bowl, and add all the ingredients. Mix to combine and roll into 2 inch balls.
Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy bottom deep skillet over high heat. When the oil begins to smoke lightly, shut off the heat to avoid splattering.
Add meatballs in single layer and spread apart so they have a chance to brown instead of steam.
Cook in batches browning the meatballs over high heat and turning them so they brown all around and are cooked through. Cook each batch 5 minutes.
Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the pan to a tray as you make the batches.
Add the meatballs to the hot tomato sauce and allow them to bubble slightly and simmer over very low heat for a few minutes. Shut off the heat and allow the mixture to rest for a few additional minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts for: Meatballs in Tomato Sauce From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Olive oil, onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, granulated sugar, carrots, tomatoes, savory, pork chili flakes, fennel seeds, eggs, sour cream, parsley Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per serving: Calories 597, Calories from Fat 253, Total Fat 28.1g 43%, Saturated Fat 10.7g 54%, Cholesterol 195mg 65%, Sodium 952mg 40%, Potassium 1275mg 36%, Carbohydrates 31.2g 10%, Dietary Fiber 5.0g 20%, Sugars 9.3g, Protein 56.6g, Vitamin A 149%,Vitamin C 58%, Calcium 42%, Iron 24%
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