Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce - Polpette al Sugo

 Nothing like a plate full of scrumptious homemade Italian meatballs (polpette) to make your lunch or dinner special

You can never go wrong with a nice plate of meatballs. In Italy, meatballs are generally served as a secondo piatto, with vegetables on the side and a slice or two of fresh bread to soak up all the sauce. 

There are several ways to make meatballs. 
Here is the most traditional and well-known. For this recipe, you can use any type of ground meat that you prefer. Beef would be the traditional choice, but these are also great with ground veal or pork, or any combination of the three.

These can be stored in the refrigerator, covered for up to three days ... that's assuming you have any leftovers! 

As you will see down here, this recipe comes from my NEW COOKBOOK. 
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YIELD: 4 servings
    • 1 lb ground meat
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • salt to taste
    • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
    • dried oregano to taste


From "The Complete Italian Cookbook - Essential Regional Cooking of Italy"

1 comment:

  1. We are a family of meatball lovers so these would be super popular in our house. And having fresh bread on the side to soak up all the sauce sounds like perfection to me. Thanks for sharing your recipe!