There is much happiness to be had from a plate of meatballs, a long-simmered sauce and a mound of fluffy mash. I use chickpeas (because I always have them around) as well as almond meal instead of breadcrumbs – the texture is perfect and we are addicted! Adapted from a recipe by Chef Brandon Boudet of Dominick’s in West Hollywood, California. The Meatball Shop lists sources of naturally raised beef, heritage pork and other meats used in the Manhattan restaurant’s balls.
Rated 4 out of 5 by popcorn89 from I halved this recipe and it made plenty for a family of four, not to mention I didn’t want to waste… I halved this recipe and it made plenty for a family of four, not to mention I didn’t want to waste 2 lbs of ground chuck if I didn’t like it. I liked it, but next time I will add some chopped onions to the meat mixture.
I make very often the meatballs with the sauce and then serve along with the spaghetti. Lean ground turkey is a great healthy swap that will make for a far healthier meatball dish. As owners of New York City’s wildly popular restaurant The Meatball Shop, Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow know a thing or two about good meatballs.
Being italian, I do not use jar sauce so I made my own homemade spaghetti sauce and added them in the last hour it simmered. It’s hard to imagine anything more divine than biting into a juicy meatball and finding melted mozzarella inside. If you are craving protein, this recipe will deliver 34 grams of it while you indulge in the hot, meaty flavor.
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