Meat balls

0 Review(s)
Ethnicity
American  
Base Type
Beef  
Course
Appetizer  
Preparation Time
0 Minutes  
Difficulty
Easy  
Serving Size
Refresh / Double it
Comments
Use masala for a different flavor  
Source
 
Source Description
Assorted places  
Last Modified
2007-03-20  
User
Joyce McGuire



Ingredients
                
1 lb
ground beef

1/2 c
Italian bread crumbs

3/10 c
water

1/4 c
parmesan cheese

1 ea
onion, white

1 clv
garlic

1 pn
to taste salt

1 pn
to taste pepper, black

1 ea
to taste basil leaves


Directions
Mix all ingredients together, using only part of the water. Mixture should be moist but not so that the meatballs fall apart, add more water if needed.

Shape meatballs to desired size and place on a broiler pan (wet hands before shaping each meatball) Broil or cook until slightly brown on one side turn and broil the other side. When finished, drain grease before adding to sauce and simmer at least 20 minutes. 

Sauce, Marinara Spaghetti (optional)
Ingredients
2 t
olive oil

1 ea
medium onion, white

2 ea
clove garlic

1 cn
28 oz tomato

2 t
tomato paste

1/4 t
dried oregano

1/4 c
dried lentils (optional)

1 ea
bay leaves (optional)


Directions
Simmer lentils in water until soft.  Add spices as desired.

Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add onion and sauté 3 minutes until softened. Toss in garlic and cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes(with juice), tomato paste, oregano and bay leaf. Simmer, uncovered, about 25 minutes. Add lentils near end of cooking time and let simmer a little longer.