April 27, 2012

Foodie Friday - Baked Meatballs in Tomato Sauce


Meatballs and Tomato Sauce
(super fast and easy!)

by Resident Chef James Wood 
Happy Friday everybody!
This week I have designed a recipe of meatballs in tomato sauce for 15 minutes of prep, shove it in the oven and forget about kinda dish that should please all your friends and family. You don't even need a knife!!!

Baked Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Meatball recipe:

1.5 lbs ground pork
1.5 lbs ground beef
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon onion flakes
2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sage powder
1 teaspoon chili flakes
3 eggs
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Put all ingredients into large mixing bowl and fold together until incorporated.

2. Form a ball with your hands to size of your liking and place into a greased 9x14 baking dish.


Tomato Sauce recipe:

1-28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
3 oz tomato paste
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon onion flakes
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Put all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth.

2. Pour over the meatballs

3. Cover dish with foil and bake at 350F until meatballs are cooked thoroughly about 35-45 minutes .

With meatballs, the possibilities are endless... From classic spaghetti and meatballs to a meatball sub with fresh mozzarella and that pesto we made a few weeks ago. I put
mine over some pasta!

Well have a great weekend and please, try these recipes and feel free to ask questions.


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