Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Episode: Mini Me
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Total:
35 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 Servings (36 Meatballs)
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 Servings (36 Meatballs)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the shallots, garlic, egg, cinnamon and nutmeg. With a wooden spoon, stir in the ground beef, orzo, ricotta and basil. Add the salt, pepper and 1/4 cup water and mix well.

Bring the marinara to a simmer in a shallow 12-inch skillet. Form the meat mixture into balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon each). Drop the meatballs into the simmering sauce, cover the skillet and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve on small toothpicks or skewers.

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