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Meatballs, Italian (M, TNT)
Source: Self
Serves: Depends on amount used, adjust amount of meat depending on how many you want to feed. This amount of sauce would handle one or 2 pounds ground beef, if not more.

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs (I put leftover challah, crust removed, in the food processor, make crumbs and then transfer to zip-lock bag in freezer)
Small onion, diced
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1 egg
Red wine to moisten
Salt and pepper to taste

2 cans diced tomatoes
1 small onion, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 cup red wine
Extra-virgin olive oil

Make Sauce:
In medium sized pot, sauté onion and pepper in 2 tbsp. oil, add remaining ingredients and simmer.

Make Meatballs and Assembly:
Mix ingredients for meatballs by hand in large bowl, squeezing everything between your fingers. This is good job if you have kids around, they will love the mess. Using small scoop or spoon, shape into meatballs. Sauté until browned in a fry pan in the olive oil, then transfer to sauce pot, simmer about 20 minutes until done.

Add some red pepper flakes to sauce or meatballs. Also, some fennel seeds add nice flavor to meatballs (go light on this).

Posted by Sharon Kuritzky

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A