Saturday, August 25, 2012

Meatballs Marsala

Who doesn't like meatballs and teamed up with a brown gravy marsala wine sauce, nothing but yummy!! Believe it or not it's so simple to make. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry, and pour it over your favorite pasta or rice, you need nothing else except a nice crusty loaf of bread and a glass of wine. Start with your go to meatball mix, mine includes:
ground beef, pork and veal
bread soaked and squeezed
grated onion/garlic
grated romano/parmesane
chopped parsely
salt and pepper
(notice how I won't reveal my meatball recipe) ;)
roll into mini balls and toss in flour, fry in 3 tablespoons of olive oil on all sides and removed from the pan. Next the marsala sauce:
1/2 cup marsala wine
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 14oz cans beef broth
and a tiny drop of gravy master
taste first and season with salt and pepper

after removing the meatballs deglaze the hot!! pan with the marsala, add the butter and flour, cook for about 3-4 minutes then whisk in the beef broth. Bring the sauce back up to a boil and when it thicken's to your liking add the meatballs and a tablespoon of fresh thyme, re season if needed and keep warm. 
Now set a pot of salted water to boil for a pasta or rice of your choice, when cooked to your liking toss together and enjoy!!
*the longer the meatballs dance in the gravy the better.
**if the marsala sauce seems to thick add some of the starchy pasta water.

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