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Grandma Maroni's Meatballs and Sauce

Try chef Mike Maroni's family recipes when you're craving classic Italian fare.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2010
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  • lamiahafedh
    8 NOV, 2011
    in tunisia we make simple delicious meat balls just ground beef with one garlic clove black pepper salt ground coriander dry mint no eggs no bread no mustard no oil nothing else then we dip them in a tomato sauce for an hour until balls are ready NB we never eat uncooked meat or chicken it is unhealthy
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  • jhmd30
    22 OCT, 2010
    the meatballs were delicious but i used a combination of beef and veal. the sauce was not a huge hit.
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  • MS12174546
    26 APR, 2010
    Delicious! I love that they are so light and fluffy. I got nervous about the raw onion and raw garlic so I caramelized them first. Excellent!
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  • MeliSum
    26 APR, 2010
    I had to make these this weekend after catching the show and my suspicions were confirmed: these were the best spaghetti and meatballs my hubby and I have ever had! I think the secret is in the Pecorino Romano--definitely not a recipe to skimp and substitute plain parmesan. I was nervous to use so much P.R. since it's so strong, but the flavor of the cheese enhances the beef (also makes it so you don't need to add much salt to the sauce). This is now *my* new family recipe!!
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  • MS11760473
    25 APR, 2010
    This is the basically the way my mother always made meatballs-except the CHEESEand herbs!!! Yum, Yum-I tried it for my family last night and they were all very impressed. Thanks so very much for sharing your grany's secrets.
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  • LoloMarie
    24 APR, 2010
    My father used to make his hamburgers with very similar ingredients. Wish I knew my dads recipe. When I watched this section, it reminded me of dad and made me want to cook these meatballs, hopefully in the next week! Thanks for the segment.
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