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Meatballs and Sunday Sauce

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COOK TIME
3 Hr

These Old World Italian-style meatballs are the secret family recipe of guest chef Daniel Mancini, who shared his grandmother's special recipe with us for what he calls Mama Mancinis Meatballs with Sunday Sauce.

What You'll Need:
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 large eggs
What To Do:
  1. To make the sauce, in a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes with liquid, the bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; mix well. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients except the 1/4 cup oil. Mix well then form into 18 meatballs.
     
  3. In a large skillet, heat the 1/4 cup oil over medium heat. Place half the meatballs in skillet and cook until browned on all sides, but not cooked through. Transfer meatballs to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Repeat with remaining meatballs.
     
  4. Place meatballs in sauce and stir gently. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently.
     

Makes 18 meatballs.

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