The Perfect Italian Meatballs Recipe by Fabio Viviani Recipe

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Submitted by weggy485

Makes 8 servings



Inspired by his grandfather, Fabio gives tricks and tips on how to chose the right meat to make his famous meatballs and then makes a simple meatball using basic ground beef served up in his marinara sauce.

Recipe Ingredients for THE PERFECT ITALIAN MEATBALLS Recipe by Fabio Viviani

1 lb. ground beef (90/10)
4 oz. whole milk ricotta cheese
1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 egg
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp+chopped shallots
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for THE PERFECT ITALIAN MEATBALLS Recipe by Fabio Viviani

  1. Place all above ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix thoroughly by hand until they are completely combined and the mixture is uniformly firm.

  2. Coat your hands in olive oil, and using your hands form mixture into 3-4 oz. balls

  3. Drop the meatballs into Fabio's tomato sauce (see recipe here) and add some water so that the sauce can reduce and simmer. Let cook for about 10 minutes on one side.

  4. Turn them over, add some more water and cook for another 10 minutes, covering in the sauce with a spoon as they simmer.

  5. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

  6. Garnish with chopped parsley, salt and pepper, more shaved parmegiano reggiano and a drizzle of olive oil, of course!

  7. MANGIA!

Categories

Beef, Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 107.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
258
Calories from Fat
101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.2g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
86mg
29%
Sodium
362mg
15%
Potassium
307mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
11.7g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
1.0g
Protein
26.2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 21% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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