Reading through the Boston Globe on Sunday, I found a recipe for Italian Meatballs that sounded perfect for dinner on a snowy night. I have a freezer full of locally raised meat from Austins Farm (see link on favorite sites) and their ground meat is lean and flavorful. This recipe got the thumbs up from every family member.
Italian Meatballs - serves 6
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
1 lb ground beef
2 T olive oil
1. Combine bread crumbs, water, egg, cheese, herbs, salt and meat.
2. Wet hands and make 20-24 meatballs.
3. Heat olive oil over low-med heat in a pan big enough to hold all the meatballs. Brown and remove to paper towel.
4. Bring sauce to a boil in a large pot. Add meatballs and lower heat to simmer. Loosely cover pot and simmer meatballs for 30-40 minutes. Delicious served over linguini.
Pretty vase for the table...