Ingredients

How to make it

  • For the Sauce:
  • 6 ounces good olive oil, not extra-virgin
  • 12 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 large or 2 medium Spanish onions, finely diced
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans imported crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper
  • 1 large handful julienned fresh basil leaves
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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add oil. Once heated add the finely sliced garlic and onions to the pan. Cook over medium heat until soft and slightly brown. Next add the canned crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper and stir. Allow the sauce to come to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the julienned basil.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    Well, this goes on the must do list. I do hope it's the recipe and not the meatballs that are 100 years old. Thanks for the post. RJ
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    " It was excellent "
    ditty ate it and said...
    have to give this one a go to see if it's as good as my Aussie one :-)))
    Thanks!
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  • jamstyle831 5 years ago
    Im watching this on TV right now, and drooling...I cant wait to mke the sauce..Ive been making my moms sauce foryears, but Im excited to try a different recipe!! Thanks for posting!!!
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    Another one to bookmark and revisit when we're out of this summer heat. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    recipesrule ate it and said...
    I am always looking for that perfect meatball. This looks so good, it might just be the one.
    Betty
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  • mbalmr 5 years ago
    Damn it, Ray! I'm running out of printer paper printing out all of your creations! This sounds fabulous, and I'll be trying it immediately.
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    " It was excellent "
    mark555 ate it and said...

    These look great and have my five!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    grandma has a great meatball recipe{All Grandmas are great cooks} Thanks for the delicous recipe high 5
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  • linebb956 5 years ago
    Getting out the pasta now... I saw that show and did not write it down... I love spaghetti and meatballs... Thanks
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  • bear 5 years ago
    questo sonoro simile il originale polpette destinatario, ho bisogno presente, con un buono Chianti rosso,:-)
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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    I happened to see this episode and have been drooling for these meatballs ever since! Thanks for the post. Now we all have a little Italian grandmother!
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Shine, I can only imagine that this is as wonderful to taste as it is to smell. The fresh basil sends it over the top. Saved and my family will appreciate this one for sure. Thank you for sharing!
    Denise
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    " It was excellent "
    alchemywunderkid ate it and said...
    I have to say that Mike Maroni did us all a favor by letting leak this amazing meatball recipe. Mike employed my sister for a while and I worked next door to him during my high school days, so I can say first-hand that the results of this recipe are shockingly close to his own meatballs. Thanks for sharing. Everyone should make these!
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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    I'm always looking for a really good meatball recipe. I think I found it! Thanks Ray.
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  • shine 5 years ago
    thanks guys!
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    " It was excellent "
    cookinggood ate it and said...
    Can't wait to try these. My husband loves meatballs and I know we will like these.
    Thanks for the post.
    Ferri
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Great, wonderful, fabulous! :)
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    " It was good "
    chefwithtaste ate it and said...
    PERFECT!!! Just what I needed. Now I know what's for dinner today... And it's only 7:45am, looks like an easy day for me today...... Cheers,Mark
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Mama mia !!!!! bring on the meat balls these sound fantastic ray, thank you very much ..... i rate it a 5
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    Thanks ,these look great. Do you think they could be made with turkey instead of beef?
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