Italian Meatballs

Katie Workman, author of The Mom 100 Cookbook, creator of themom100.com blog

Italian Meatballs

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    Ingredients

    1 pound ground sirloin 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
    1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed 1 teaspoon dried basil
    1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    2 cloves minced garlic Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
    1 egg, lightly beaten Olive oil to cook
    1/2 cup tomato sauce

    directions

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    • 1

      In a large bowl, using your hands, combine the sirloin, sausage, onion, garlic, egg, tomato sauce, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, and salt and pepper. Combine the mixture well, but try not to squeeze the mixture too much as you blend it. Make meatballs 1 ½ inches in size.

    • 2

      Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When the oil is hot, add half the meatballs and sauté until they are cooked through and browned on all sides, about 10 to 12 minutes in total. Turn them gently with a spatula so they hold their shape. Repeat with the remaining olive oil and meatballs.

    • 3

      Alternately you can bake them in a 375°F oven on a lightly oiled rimmed baking sheet for 20 to 25 minutes until they are cooked through.

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