Recipe: Meatballs and tomato sauce

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  • Updated: February 13, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Polpettine alla Napoletana (Meatballs) √

Makes 12 to 15 meatballs.

Note: From Mario Batali.

• 1/4 c. pine nuts

4 c. basic tomato sauce (see recipe)

• 3 c. (1/4-in.) cubes of day old bread

• 2 c. whole milk

• 1 1/2 lb. ground beef

• 3 eggs

• 3 garlic cloves

1/2 c. grated pecorino cheese, plus more for serving

• 1/4 c. finely chopped parsley

• 1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

• Parsley leaves, for garnish

• Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Directions

To toast pine nuts, bake for 8 minutes in a 400-degree oven; set aside.

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