The Basics: How to Make Italian Meatballs in Sauce

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of measurements and complicated techniques. It’s a method you’ll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you’re making.

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  • • a large saucepan with a lid
  • • three thick slices of French or Italian bread (enough to make about 3 cups of bread cubes)
  • • milk
  • • 56 ounces of tomato sauce (about 2 1/2 big cans) or the equivalent amount homemade
  • • two garlic cloves
  • • a handful of Italian parsley
  • • two eggs
  • • a large handful of flour
  • • 3/4 pound ground beef, very cold
  • • 1/2 pound ground pork, very cold
  • • a handful of freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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