How to Cook My Grammy's Meatballs

This is my Grammy's recipe with a few of my own tweaks. It's so worth the time, trust me!!!

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How to Cook My Grammy's Meatballs Recipe
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Gather ingredients. We're gonna start the sauce now :)

Gather ingredients. We're gonna start the sauce now :)

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Coat the bottom of a large pan with the olive oil (1-2 tablespoons).

Coat the bottom of a large pan with the olive oil (1-2 tablespoons).

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Press garlic directly into pan. You can peel and mince if you don't have a press.

Press garlic directly into pan. You can peel and mince if you don't have a press.

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It should look like this after all garlic is pressed.

It should look like this after all garlic is pressed.

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Add parsley, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano and basil.

Add parsley, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano and basil.

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Sauté on low for 1-2 minutes stirring constantly. You don't want the garlic to brown/take on any color.

Sauté on low for 1-2 minutes stirring constantly. You don't want the garlic to brown/take on any color.

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Add all canned tomatoes and my two secret ingredients: balsamic vinegar and sugar.

Add all canned tomatoes and my two secret ingredients: balsamic vinegar and sugar.

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The balsamic vinegar and sugar sweeten the sauce a little, offsetting the sometimes bitter acidity of the tomatoes.

The balsamic vinegar and sugar sweeten the sauce a little, offsetting the sometimes bitter acidity of the tomatoes.

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Mix well (I like to use a wooden spoon) and simmer on med-  low while we prepare the meatballs.

Mix well (I like to use a wooden spoon) and simmer on med- low while we prepare the meatballs.

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We're gonna cube our pork chops. You could use sausage but I used all mine in my recipe for Sausage, Potatoes & Onions! (See my other guide).

We're gonna cube our pork chops. You could use sausage but I used all mine in my recipe for Sausage, Potatoes & Onions! (See my other guide).

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Should look like this. Add the cubed pork directly into the sauce (yes, raw!! Trust me!!!)

Should look like this. Add the cubed pork directly into the sauce (yes, raw!! Trust me!!!)

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Let's get ready for the star of this show, the meatballs!  Grab your ground beef, eggs,  breadcrumb, and a large mixing bowl.

Let's get ready for the star of this show, the meatballs! Grab your ground beef, eggs, breadcrumb, and a large mixing bowl.

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Add all ingredients to the bowl an get ready to get your (clean) hands dirty!!!

Add all ingredients to the bowl an get ready to get your (clean) hands dirty!!!

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Mix!! If it's too wet, add more breadcrumb.

Mix!! If it's too wet, add more breadcrumb.

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We're ready to roll the meatballs :)   You want to make ping-pong sized balls. Grab a handful and roll! (I couldn't take photos of the rolling process-my hands were meaty! Lol)

We're ready to roll the meatballs :) You want to make ping-pong sized balls. Grab a handful and roll! (I couldn't take photos of the rolling process-my hands were meaty! Lol)

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Here are a few I made so you could see the size!

Here are a few I made so you could see the size!

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Add the raw meatballs directly to the sauce and simmer away!!!

Add the raw meatballs directly to the sauce and simmer away!!!

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I know it may sound odd to add raw meat to the sauce but in my opinion, this is the best way to impart flavor. The meat absorbs all the delicious sauce flavor!!! Trust me!

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Simmer on low for at least 2 hours. The longer you cook this, the yummier it gets. My Ma and Grammy would start this on a Sunday morning and let it cook all day. Gently stir about once an hour.

Simmer on low for at least 2 hours. The longer you cook this, the yummier it gets. My Ma and Grammy would start this on a Sunday morning and let it cook all day. Gently stir about once an hour.

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Serve over pasta with fresh Italian bread and a salad.

Serve over pasta with fresh Italian bread and a salad.

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Enjoy!!!

Enjoy!!!

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