2 lbs. 80% lean ground beef (but he uses the meatloaf mix)
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. chili flakes
1/2 tsp. fennel seed, ground
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 TBLS. oregano, chopped
1 cup fresh ricotta cheese
2 Tbls. olive oil
1-preheat oven to 450 degrees
2-combine all of the ingredients except the olive oil in a large mixing bowl and mix by hand til thoroughly incorporated
3-drizzle the olie oil into a 9 by 12 baking dish to coat, we use a paper towel
4- roll the mixture into round balls making sure to apck the meat firmly
5- place the ballsinto the baking dish evenly in rows (we do 4 rows of 6)
6- roast til cooked through, about 20 mins.
7- when the meatballs are raosting, heat 4 cups of marinara sauce in a small pot.
8- when the meatballs are firm and fully cooked, drain the excess grease from the pan. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and continue roasting them for 14 mins. MANGA!!!! and ENJOY!!!!!
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