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Homestyle Meatballs

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Dan Katz shared the recipe for the meatballs he made at Cincinnati’s Meatball Kitchen. The former New York restaurant and bar owner paid homage to the simple meatball by offering it in four varieties daily: beef, turkey, spicy pork and vegetarian. This recipe features ground beef and Italian sausage. “When people are sitting at home and they start thinking of those meatball sandwiches they used to have, they end up calling for a pizza,” Katz says. “But that’s not what they really want. They want a meatball.”

Homestyle Meatballs | Makes 30-35 meatballs

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground Italian sausage
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 large eggs
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing until just combined. Roll mixture into golf ball-size balls. Place on lined sheet tray and bake at 350 F for 20–25 minutes or until cooked throughout. Serve with your favorite sauce over pasta.