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Monday, December 9, 2013

Meatballs in Sauce au Gratin These meatballs melt in your mouth everyone want the recipe you are going to fall in love with these I guarantee it!! Sauce- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 8 garlic cloves peeled and smashed (not chopped) 28 oz. can crushed tomato with basil Meatballs 1 pound ground beef 80/20 ¼ cup onion diced small 2 garlic cloves minced ¼ cup ricotta cheese ¼ cup parmesan cheese ½ cup panko bread crumbs 1 egg Pinch salt & pepper 1 ½ cup mozzarella shredded cheese In a deep pan with a lid on medium high heat add oil and 8 garlic cloves brown garlic on both sides until a light golden color. Add crushed tomatoes mix well and cover. Lower to medium heat and let it simmer while you make the meatballs. To a large mixing bowl add all remaining ingredients except for the mozzarella cheese. Mix until well incorporated and form into 9 meatballs. Place meatballs directly into the sauce, cover and let them cook 8 minutes. After meatballs have been cooking for 8 minutes turn the meatballs cover and cook an additional 8 minutes. Top each meatball with mozzarella cheese cover until cheese has melted. Serve with pasta.