The ultimate; meatballs, made with ground pork and ground beef, are simmered in a quick tomato sauce, then topped with mozzarella and broiled.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Using your hands, gently mix together pork, beef, breadcrumbs, pecorino, salt, eggs, garlic, and parsley in a large bowl. Form mixture into 2-inch balls.

  • Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook, turning, until browned all over, about 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a plate.

  • Reduce heat to medium. Add onion and pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and basil; simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. Return meatballs and any juices to pan. Simmer, turning meatballs once, until cooked through, about 20 minutes.

  • Heat broiler. Arrange mozzarella on top of meatballs. Broil until melted, 2 to 3 minutes; serve.

Reviews (3)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I like it just like it is.
Rating: Unrated
"Is there anything more delicious and comforting than meatballs?" Opening line of the video guide. I immediately wondered if he was about to say, "Well, other than my own, of course," in perfect Martha speak.
Rating: Unrated
This was tasty, but next time I would use more tomatoes. Here in Germany we can get tomatoes already pureed and I will do that next time to save a step. The mozzarella was okay, but I also leave it out next time to save on calories. We ate this with pasta