Tuesday, May 10, 2011

saucy balls

joey

In honor of this fella, I decided to whip up a batch of homemade meatballs last night. Really, there's nothing better than a saucy ball. I start with lean ground beef and pork - I usually add ground veal too, but there wasn't any at the market.

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Fresh basil, eggs, parmesan cheese and mustard go in too.

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Next, I crisp them up in the pan. Sorry for all the raw meat photos. The next one is better.

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Let them finish cooking in a pot of simmering San Marzano tomato sauce, toss with fresh pasta (much better than dried) and top with basil. Those, are some saucy balls my friends.

p.s. I follow this recipe loosely when I make meatballs. The addition of lemon zest really gets my goat if you know what I mean.

13 comments:

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm SO hungry now!!! yummmm

PoetessWug said...

YUM!!! Looks so good!!

dulci said...

Thanks Poetess! Had plenty of leftovers, so lunch should be good!! :)

Jesse said...

yummy, i love spaghetti and meatballs. i try to make extra for big meatball subs later in the week, but sometimes the "extras" don't survive:)

dulci said...

Jesse - I ended up making a HUGE batch, so I had some for lunch today and that will also be dinner tonight! YUM!!

mary {lifeinspired} said...

yum! thanks for the recipe- definitely going to have to make these this week! xo

Various Projects said...

yum! cute blog. thx for visiting mine. :)

Brigid *FrenchLogic said...

those are some tasty lookin' balls!

House of Milk said...

I totally want to make my own saucy balls ASAP! I secretly can't wait to see the look on my husband's face when I tell him what he'll be eating :)

Carolyn said...

mm looks so yummy! i love making homemade meatballs for spaghetti, makes all the difference in flavor

Happy Kathy said...

It looks soooo delicious!!Thaks for the recipe giiiirl!!

Kisseeees :-))

BookGeek said...

It's pasta night in my house soon (it could be every night if my husband had his way!) and these look great to add. Thanks for sharing and lovely pics! Even with the raw meat, it was tempting. :)

dulci said...

@BookGeek - I wish every night was pasta night too! I'd be a blimp, but I'd be happy :)


Enjoy Kathy!!