Few things make you feel better about the world than a great meatball covered with sauce. I have to admit I made these a mashup of your phenomenal baked turkey meatballs ( of which I am a huge fan) and cooked pancetta and onion into the pork/ beef mixture. Ree swaps out unwieldy strands of spaghetti for rigatoni to capture more sauce in each bite of this Italian-American favorite.
When you are done shaping your meatballs, you will probably have about 40-42 meatballs from this recipe. Made the process that much simpler-and there was zero difference in the flavors of my usual recipe. If you’re going to spoon them over a lovely bowl of pasta then this recipe serves 4. If ahem you’re going to sit cross legged and eat them right out of the pan with a spoon and then drink the gravy like soup… it serves 2.
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