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Amazing Broccoli Rabe Meatballs

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 25 minutes


1.5 lbs Meatloaf mix (pork veal beef)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (Italian seasoned)
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano
2 eggs
handful of fresh parsley chopped finely (or use dried 2 tsp)
5 basil leaves finely chopped
1/4 cup marinara sauce
5 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Chop Broccoli rabe into 1 inch pieces

Mix all ingredients together

Form individual meatballs

Fry in a cast iron skillet or non stick pan

Place in a casserole dish ladle marinara sauce over

Sprinkle with grated cheese

Heat through in preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes

Serve with pasta (if left over, you can spoon into the casserole and heat all at the same time!)

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My son was starving and all I had in the fridge that made any sense was marinara sauce, leftover broccoli rabe, grated cheese, meatloaf mix and herbs. It is now one of my most requested recipes!

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