Perfect Basic Meatballs

 

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Perfect Basic Meatballs

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • classic Marinara or your favorite Tomato sauce - 4 cups
  • ground beef - 1 lb.
  • bread crumbs - 1/4 cup
  • grated Parmesan - 1/2 cup + more for serving
  • large egg - 1
  • water - 1/4 cup
  • salt - 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • crushed red pepper - 1/4 teaspoon
  • chopped parsley - 2-3 tablespoons
  • smoked paprika - 1 teaspoon
  • oregano - 1 teaspoon
  • olive oil - 1 tablespoon
  • buch of fresh basil - for serving

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients, except for the basil, in a large bowl by hand or using a wooden spoon.
  2. Shape mixture into even meatballs, about the size of a golf ball. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Heat the oil in a large oven-safe skillet. Fry the meatballs until evenly brown.
  4. Pour in the Marinara sauce and transfer the skillet into oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped basil and serve right away.

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