Traditional meatballs

A recipe every cook should have.

Herbed Meatballs 311 (photo credit: Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
Herbed Meatballs 311
(photo credit: Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
TRADITIONAL MEATBALLS

1 lb. ground lean beef
1 lb. ground turkey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground mustard powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon fish-free Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs
1 onion, chopped fine
1 cup bread crumbs
½ cup ketchup
2 jars favorite marinara sauce

1. Gently mix together all ingredients except the marinara sauce. Heat marinara sauce over low flame.

2. Form meat mixture into small (about golf ball size) balls but do not overwork the meat. Place into the warmed marinara sauce.

3. Increase the heat to medium and bring the sauce to a gentle boil. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to simmer. Simmer for approximately 1 hour. Serve over spaghetti, rice, or plain.