Recipe ingredients and directions:
2 28-ounce cans Italian-style tomatoes
1 14 1/2 ounce can beef broth
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup toasted fresh breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 large eggs, beaten to blend
Pour tomatoes with their juices into heavy large Dutch oven. Using
potato masher, crush tomatoes. Add broth, 1/2 cup onion, brown
sugar, half of garlic and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Bring to boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer sauce while preparing meatballs.
Combine beef, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, allspice, remaining 1 cup
onion and remaining garlic in large bowl. Add eggs, blend well.
Shape mixture into 1-to 1 1/2-inch balls. Gently drop meatballs
into simmering sauce. Partially cover pot and simmer over very low
heat until meatballs are cooked through and tender and sauce is
thick, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Spoon off any fat from top of sauce.
(Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover, chill. Rewarm over low heat before
serving.) 8 main-course servings
Category: Beef Veal Recipes