Fabulous Meatballs with Marinara


Serves 50

Meatballs: 15 lbs of ground meat (mixture of beef, pork and turkey) 15 cloves fresh garlic 15 eggs 2 cups parmesan cheese 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 5 Tbl salt 3 Tbl pepper 3 cups bread crumbs (softened in milk)

Mix all ingredients well and roll into desired meatball size. Place on greased cookie sheets and roast in 350 oven for 30-40 minutes. 

Marinara Sauce: 2 10oz cans of chopped or crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup olive oil 3 cans tomato paste 1 cup chopped garlic 6 bay leaves 3 cups diced onions 1 cup diced bell peppers Salt and pepper (to taste) Oregano, basil and cayenne (to taste)

Saute garlic, peppers, onions in olive oil until soft. Add in tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper and herbs. Mix well and simmer for 45 minutes or long enough for flavors to meld. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Add a pinch of sugar if a “sweeter” sauce is desired.  Serve meatballs and marinara over favorite pasta.