I was really looking forward to the results from making this recipe as dinner for friends last night. I found the meatballs to be tender but they didn't have the flavor punch I expected. I had doubled the meatball recipe and was careful to keep the ingredient proportions correct. I will try this again but next time I'll cook a small patty of the meatballs to make sure the taste is what I want before cooking the whole batch. Based on the many strong reviews I may not have gotten it right this time around.
I am sorry......I found these meatballs a bit bland. Followed recipe EXACTLY. Wonderful texture. Sauce was fresh tasting but also needed something...maybe a bit more of fennel or oregano. So sorry folks. This is not a keeper for me. I think if I made recipe again I would add some sweet Italian sausage for a hint more flavor. PS: "rooky" is the name of my kitty. I've been cooking for 40 years!!
These meatballs are amazing, and surprisingly easy to make. I made a double recipe and froze a couple containers of them for easy meals. I haven't tried them from the freezer yet, but the freshly-made ones were incredible. Very moist, flavorful, perfect really. The mixture of meats and ricotta make them perfectly moist and tender, but not crumbly, and they hold their shape. The author clearly knows his meatballs.
"Best meatballs I've ever had!!!" pronounced my husband, and I agree. Simple, good ingredients, great options for doing things ahead of time. These are moist, tender, flavorful - nothing like the dried out meatballs of my youth. This recipe will be on my regular rotation of meals - great for a family dinner, and I wouldn't hesitate to serve to guests! A winner!!!
I have eaten a lot of varieties of meatballs in my life and never considered any to be anything beyond the ordinary until I tasted these. These meatballs are outstanding. They are very favorable, with just the right blend of spices and moistness. They are just as good reheated the next day with or without the sauce. This recipe will definitely be added to my family's recipe collection.
I loved these meatballs, I've been making my own meatball recipe for 15 years +! When I read this recipe I was intrigued, gave it a whirl and was more then impressed. Needless to say a new recipe has entered my forever box, as they say out with old in with the new. Sometime simplicity is the key to success! Oh the sauce was delicious too! Make this recipe, It's excellent!
Awesome recipe! I am putting it on family rotation! Meatballs are super quick to make
Excellent recipe! Easy to make and the whole family enjoyed it. So much better than the stove top version.
my magazine arrived yesterday and made this tonight for dinner. success! little changes as didn't have all of the ingredients on hand, but no matter - still turned out very well.
kids said 'i wouldn't object if you make this again' and parents-in-law wondered what spices gave the meatballs such a special taste!
not difficult or too time consuming. Thank you from Finland :)