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Fabio Viviani's Lazy Meatballs

Fabio Viviani
Servings: 6
30 to 60 min
Part 1 of 2

Sausage Meatballs

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Fabio Viviani's Lazy Meatballs
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion (small diced)
  • 3 Garlic cloves (sliced thinly)
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel Seeds
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Beef or Chicken Stock
  • 2 cups fresh pureed Tomato
  • 6 Sausage Links (cut in to meatball-size pieces)
  • Parmesan
  • 1 bunch fresh Basil
  • Bread
  • Place a heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat and add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Once the oil shimmers and is hot, add the onions and garlic to the pan and toss to coat. Add the fennel seeds. Season with a large pinch of salt. Cook for 8 to10 minutes, or until the onions just begin to soften.
  • Add the stock, and with a wooden spoon, scrape up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the tomato sauce to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for about 5 minutes more. 
  • Add the sausage into the tomato sauce and simmer until fully cooked, about another 10 to 12 minutes. Once the tomato sauce has reduced and is thick, adjust seasoning.
  • Top with freshly grated Parmesan and a handful of torn basil. Serve with hot crusty bread.
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