Pittsburgh Ziti And Meatballs For A CrowdFrom crabhappychick 8 years ago
- 1 to 2 pounds ziti shopping list
- For the Sauce shopping list
- 5 cans (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes shopping list
- 2 cans (6 ounces) tomato paste shopping list
- 2 cans (28 ounces) water, more if needed shopping list
- 1 teaspoon baking soda shopping list
- 4 tablespoons olive oil shopping list
- 4 tablespoons dried parsley shopping list
- 1 tablespoon oregano shopping list
- 1 1/2 tablespoons basil shopping list
- 1/2 to 3/4 tablespoons salt shopping list
- 1 tablespoon sugar for sweeter taste (optional) shopping list
- 3 medium-size cloves garlic, peeled shopping list
- For the meatballs shopping list
- 4 pounds ground meat shopping list
- 2 pounds ground pork shopping list
- salt, to taste shopping list
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste shopping list
- 1 teaspoon oregano shopping list
- 2 teaspoons basil shopping list
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt shopping list
- 3 large eggs shopping list
- 1/2 cup milk shopping list
- 3 slices Italian bread cut into bite-size cubes shopping list
- 1 tablespoon grated Romano or parmesan cheese shopping list
How to make it
- To prepare the sauce:Combine the crushed tomatoes and paste and 2 28-ounce cans of water in an 8-quart pot. Add more water, if needed.
- Add the baking soda and turn up the heat until it foams, to remove the acid from the tomatoes. Stir constantly. Turn the heat down and add the olive oil, parsley, oregano, basil, salt, sugar and garlic.
- To prepare the meatballs: Combine the ground meat and ground pork. Season with salt and pepper, and add the oregano, basil, garlic salt, eggs, milk, cubed Italian bread, and Romano or parmesan cheese. Brown the meatballs in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Cook for at least 2 hours, stirring as needed.
- To prepare the pasta: Prepare according to the package directions
- Toss the pasta, sauce and meatballs and serve.
- Makes 30 to 40 medium-size meatballs and 12 meal-size servings of pasta using 2 pounds of ziti.
The Cookcrabhappychick Pittsburgh, PA
The Rating4 people
Only in N.E Ohio / Western PA.is Baked Ziti considered tailgate food and I love it. 5 from me.bobbyc0117 in Canfield loved it