Slow Cooked Perfect Meatballs
OMG these are absolutely amazing ! These slow cooked meatballs are possibly the most tasty recipe I have ever made. we served them as is with a bit of grated parmesan and a side of warm French bread.
As with most slow cooked meals the next day is actually better, so if you have any left over a warm meatball sub will knock your socks off !
These are great to freeze ……. if you can keep them long enough !
2 pounds ground beef or half and half with ground pork
1 tbs olive oil
1 onion minced
4 garlic cloves minced
1 cup panko crumbs or Italian bread crumbs
2 tbs parsley chopped
1 tbs paprika
1/3 cup fresh oregano, finely minced
1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
salt and pepper
6 cups tomato sauce
1/4 cup red wine
1 tbs brown sugar
In a large bowl using your hands mix together Ground beef or pork, onions, garlic, panko crumbs (or bread crumbs), parsley, paprika, eggs, oregano, salt, pepper, parmesan and 1 tbs of tomato paste.
Lightly grease a baking pan (deep enough too add the sauce also) and turn oven too broil.
Form mixture into 2 inch meatballs and place on your lightly greased pan.
Broil meatballs on high until browned on each side about 3-5 min on each side.
Reduce heat to 300.
Whisk together tomato sauce remaining tomato paste and red wine together, and pour over the meat balls.
Cover and cook for 2 hours, after 1 hour uncover and cook for the remaining hour.