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Recipe of the Day!!

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Marinara and Meatballs

 

 This is a super easy recipe I learned in culinary school. Make tons and freeze for later. Enjoy!!

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Simple Marinara Sauce

 

½c (plus more for drizzling) extra-virgin olive oil

2 large or 3 medium yellow onions, finely chopped

4 cloves of garlic, minced

6 Roma tomatoes, medium dice

2 dried bay leaves

4Tbls dried oregano

1tsp dried red chili flakes

1/2c light, dry red wine

2, 32 oz cans of crushed tomatoes

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Put a large sauce pot on medium-high heat, add olive oil once hot. Let the olive oil heat up for a few seconds and add the onions, garlic, Roma tomatoes, bay leaves, oregano, and chili flakes. Turn the heat down a bit and sweat the onions until they start to brown, about 10 minutes. Turn up the heat to medium-high/high and add the wine. Cook off the alcohol and reduce the wine, about 2-3 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes and simmer for about 1 hour, you can drizzle a bit more olive oil during the cooking if you want.

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When the sauce begins to thicken, turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves and take the hand blender and puree the sauce. If you do not have a hand blender, you can put it in a regular blender.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Freeze what you will not use for the rest of this recipe!

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  Meatballs

Makes 12 medium meatballs

 

4 cloves garlic, minced

¼ bunch of parsley, chopped

2 eggs

3/4c panko bread crumbs (you can use fresh breadcrumbs as well)

¾ pound ground pork

¼ pound lean ground beef

2tsp salt

2tsp black pepper

2Tbls olive oil

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Mix all ingredients, divide into 12 parts and form all into balls. Set on a plate. Next take a medium saucepan and heat up the olive oil over high heat. When the oil is heated, place the twelve meatballs in the pan and brown all sides of each one.

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Pour the marinara sauce over the meatballs until covered and bring to a simmer. Turn the heat to low and simmer meatballs for 30-40 minutes.

Serve with anything or eat alone!

 

Thanks for reading knivesandneedlesblog.com and have a great Thursday!

 

Happy Cooking : )

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