Spaghetti and Sicilian Meatballs
An incredible recipe for a comfort food classic.
You Will Need
Make the Spaghetti Sauce
Heat the oil in heavy large pot over medium-low heat.
Add onion the onion and sauté until golden (~ 10 minutes)
Add the garlic and continue to sauté for another minute or so.
Increase the heat to medium-high, add the tomatoes (along with their juice) and 2 Tbsp basil. Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat low and simmer until the sauce has thickened, breaking up the tomatoes with fork (~ an hour)
Stir in the remaining 2 Tbsp basil.
Season with salt and pepper.
Set sauce aside.
Make the Sicilian Meatballs
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the bread crumbs and milk. Let stand 5 minutes.
Add parmesan, onion, basil, egg, garlic and pepper.
Add sausage, ground beef, pine nuts and currants. Blend well.
Using wet hands, form mixture into 2-inch balls and place them on the baking sheet.
Bake until the meatballs are light brown and cooked through (~ 30-35 minutes)