Normy Balls with Jamie Marinara Sauce

So I just made these meat-a-balls up!

I had made some marinara sauce (this recipe) and I didn’t want to do sausage links or ground meat in the sauce so I decided on balls!

So this is what I came up with for my balls! (but really I made them so I could refer to them as BALLS throughout this whole post!)

So you will need:

Olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
freeze-dried basil
freeze-dried parsley
freeze-dried oregano
2 eggs
seasoned bread crumbs
parmesan cheese
ground beef
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ground italian sausage
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garlic salt
Dried thyme
onion Salt
Salt
freshly ground black pepper
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I started by smashing and chopping and then mincing the garlic cloves
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then chopped up 1/2 a red onion
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Preheat a small skillet to medium heat and coat the bottom with olive oil
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throw the chopped onions in the pan
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and saute for about 5-7 minutes (or until they are translucent)

while the onions cook away get a big bowl and add in the beef and sausage
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add in seasoned bread crumbs, about a cup

Then add in eggs. (I add my eggs to a separate bowl, incase I get shell in the bowl, or there is a bad egg)
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then add in about a tablespoon of freeze dried basil
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Then add in about a tablespoon of freeze-dried oregano
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There is also a tablespoon of freeze-dried parsley in there too

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then add in about a 1/2 a tablespoon of garlic salt
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Then go back to the onions and add the garlic and saute and stir some until you smell the garlic really well
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Cook for about a minute and then add to the bowl with the meat
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Then add in the
Dried thyme
onion Salt
Salt
freshly ground black pepper

to taste
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Then add in about 1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
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Then I had Normy help me with this part and he mixed everything together with his hands (a cooks best tools for mixing)
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Combine everything really well!

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Then roll the meat mixture into meat-a-balls
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Preheat your oven to 400 degrees while you roll the balls

Normy is really good and making balls! Don’t you think?
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Check out Normy’s ball!
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Place the rolled balls on a baking sheet
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Just keep rolling until you use all the meat mixture
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Those are some NICE looking balls!
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Then once you rolled all your balls, place them in the oven and cook them for about 10-15 minutes then turn them and cook the other side for another 10-15 minutes
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Them are some NICE looking balls! I just want to pop one in my mouth! mmmmm
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So I pulled the balls out of the oven and placed them in the marinara sauce I made earlier and let them cook a little longer in the sauce
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I cooked the balls for about 10 minutes in the sauce

Then grabbed a bowl and added some whole wheat pasta and topped with a ball and some sauce and parmesan cheese
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and eat!

Delicious!

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