OK. Last month I saw a TV show. It featured a restaurant in Chicago that supposedly has great meatballs. I was in that neighborhood a week ago so I tried them. OK, NBFD (you figure it out). Anyway, that same episode was on tonight so it reminded me to make this post. I looked for other "meatball" threads and this one had the most posts.
Here's my "MB" recipe:
1# 85/15 ground beef
1 link good Italian sausage, casing removed
1 large shallot, minced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 cup ricotta
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup grated parmesan/romano
1 healthy teaspoon each: parsley, oregano and basil, minced
salt & pepper
First I sweat the shallots and garlic in a little olive oil. Next I mix everything up in a stand mixer using a bread-hook. While doing this I pre-heat the bageebies out of a large cast skillet and heat up some smooth marinara. When heated, I turn down the heat to medium. I make my meatballs with a smaller sized ice-cream scoop (golf-ball sized) and add them to the sauce. I brown them for 10 minutes then add water to replace what simmered away, roll over the meatballs and brown the other side.
Edited by IceMan - 12/9/11 at 8:44pm