Recipe courtesy of Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith
Episode: Italian For All
Total:
1 hr 50 min
Active:
50 min
Yield:
12 to 14 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Meatballs:

Directions

Pour the olive oil into a large heavy bottomed pot with the garlic. Place over a medium flame and let the garlic brown. Be careful not to let it burn. Put the tomatoes through a blender to liquefy. Add to the browned garlic along with the parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring the tomato mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmer and carefully drop the meatballs into the sauce. Let simmer for 1 hour.

Add the peas and the cooked pasta and serve hot with grated cheese. Serve with Italian bread, if desired.

Meatballs:

Put the ground beef into a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, garlic, parsley, salt, cheese and pepper and mix by hand until well combined. Form the mixture into 1 inch balls - a small ice cream scoop works well for this. Place the meatballs close together on a baking sheet as you make them. When finished, drop them into the simmering sauce.

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