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Michael Symon's Ricotta Meatballs

A Comforting Winter Meal

PHOTO: Michael Symons ricotta meatballs are shown here.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese drained
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup flatleaf parsley
  • A few gratings nutmeg
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Flour for dusting
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 2 28 oz cans San Marzano tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 oz red wine
  • 2 oz olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chile flakes
  • Cooking Directions

    Combine ground pork & ground beef in a bowl. Add ricotta cheese and egg. Mix thoroughly. Stir in flat leaf parsley, Parmigiano-Reggiano, nutmeg, and salt. Sprinkle in flour. Form meat mixture into 1" balls.

    Warm olive oil in sauté pan over medium-high heat. Fry meatballs until golden brown. Remove from pan & set aside.

    Heat more olive oil in sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sweat onions and garlic cloves in olive oil until translucent (4-5 minutes). Deglaze pan by adding red wine, then cook until liquid is reduced by half. Add tomatoes and chile flakes, then bring to a simmer. Add salt to taste. Add meatballs, then simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with crusty bread and/or salad.

    Recipe courtesy of The Chew.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: ground pork, ground beef, garlic, onion, red wine, olive oil

    Course: Main Course

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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