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Italian Meatballs and Sauce
Good ingredients make good meatballs
40 minutes,   4 servings
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1 lb Ground beef, 90% lean
10 Parsley leaves, finely chopped, or 1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 Egg
1 slice Stale bread, crust removed, soaked in water and crumbled
1 Garlic clove cut in quarters
½ cup Grated parmsean cheese
28-oz can San Marzano tomatoes
to taste Salt and Pepper
3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup Red or white wine (optional)
1.  Combine 1 lb of ground meat, 10 parsley leaves, an egg (to taste), crumbled wet stale bread, parmesan cheese (to taste), and black pepper in a large bowl.
2.  Mix well.
3.  Roll the mixture into medium-sized balls with your hands. Squeeze tightly to remove air. It should make about 15 1-1/2" meatballs
4.  Cover the pan with extra virgin olive oil and put it on high heat.
5.  Add 1 garlic clove to the pan.
6.  Take out the garlic clove when it begins to brown. We're just using it to season the oil.
7.  Sear the meatballs for 2-3 minutes on all sides.
8.  Once the meatballs are seared, add wine (1/4 cup) and cook for 2-3 minutes until the alcohol evaporates.  ©
9.  Remove half of the oil from the pan
10.  Add the tomatoes and crush them with a spoon.
11.  Cover the pan and cook on low heat for 10-20 minutes,
12.  Stir frequently during the cooking period. Add salt to taste as needed.
13.  Serve over your favorite pasta.
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