I wanted to make a big dinner tonight because my husband is leaving for four days and will be on the road eating at restaurants and fast food. I made a feast: Orange Tomato Brushetta, Stuffed MB and Pasta, and Caramel Chocolate Brownies. I will post the other food sometime during the week.
Mozzarella Stuffed Hot Italian Sausage Meatballs
2lbs of Hot Italian Sausage, removed from casing
1/2 cp. bread crumbs
1/2 cp. fresh parm cheese
1/4 cp. fresh basil and Parsley
1 container of small fresh mozzarella balls
Mix the parm. cheese, basil, parsley and bread crumbs together
Form in little patties and top with one mozzarella ball in the middle.
Form the meat around the mozzarella ball.
Brown on 400. I flipped after 5 min. and cooked for another 5 min. I then put it in my sauce to continue the cooking.
2 TB olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell, chopped
1 hot Italian green banana pepper, chopped
1 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
1 lg. can of tomatoes paste
1 24 oz. diced tomatoes
3 tsp. Italian seasoning
3 TB fresh parsley and basil
salt and pepper
1. Add the oil and saute the veggies until soft. Add all of the tomato paste and stir. Add the rest of the tomatoes. Add the seasoning. Let cook. I usually let my sauce cook all day. This will make a thick and hearty sauce.