When we think of home-style Italian food, bowls of meatballs in tomato sauce is a favorite memory. Comfort food. Try this truly outstanding version of the classic dish, it is versatile and quick to make. Fresh and light, it invites all to enjoy.
Professional Chef Method & Technique: Learn the special formula for making Italian meatballs with ground beef, pork, veal, or turkey. Learn key ingredients for juicy, tender meatballs, plus the best gluten-free substitutions for breadcrumbs. Follow professional techniques for assembling, shaping, and cooking various sizes of meatballs. They are THE BEST!
Authentic Italian sugo is deep and rich…the kind you just have to taste again and again because it is so addictively good. Its aroma is a magnet for hungry diners, a preview of what is to come. Overcooking sugo for hours and hours, makes it heavy, similar to tomato concentrate, so we are not going to do that. Cook this sugo for about one hour, as the scent of garlic, basil, and oregano wafts through your kitchen. Enjoying meatballs is multi-fold, napped with this sugo accented with morsels of chopped tomatoes, or crowning a plate of pasta tossed with sugo. Immensely satisfying.
Two PDFs. One PDF recipe with photos of the Professional Method & Technique – Baked Italian Meatballs. One PDF with two recipes for Tomato Sauce/Sugo di Pomodoro: one for serving meatballs with sauce, and one for serving meatballs and pasta tossed with sauce.
Original recipes, thoroughly tested. Easy step-by-step directions. Ingredient listing includes ounce/gram weights, volume, and inch/centimeter measurements, where applicable, making it easy to follow. Baking temperatures include F/C/Gas Mark for your convenience. Timing may vary with heat source. 4 servings. Up to 6 servings with pasta. Easily double or triple recipe. Cook time for Tomato Sauce/Sugo di Pomodoro: 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.