Orecchiette and Meatball Skillet Dinner #SundaySupper
 
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Enjoy dinner in one skillet dish! Orecchiette and Meatball Skillet Dinner is full of saucy deliciousness and cheesy goodness serve it with some crusty garlic bread and you'll have a happy family.
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Cuisine: Dinner
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 28 oz can of whole tomatoes
  • 14 oz can of diced tomatoes flavored with garlic and onion (or any combo)
  • 3 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1-2 tbsp of sugar
  • ⅔ cup of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 16 oz of orecchiette pasta
  • 1 pd of lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup of oatmeal flour (I ground up oatmeal in the food processor for a healthier option)
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp of italian seasoning
  • ⅔ cup of mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. To Make Sauce:
  2. Sautee onion and garlic in the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Continue for 5 min.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, whole tomatoes and diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper and bring it to a boil. Turn heat low and allow to simmer for 30 min. Blend with an immerse blender (or carefully transfer to a blender) until most of the tomatoes are blended. Add the tomato paste, sugar, half of the fresh basil and stir to combine. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  4. To Make Meatballs:
  5. Preheat oven to 350F.
  6. In a medium bowl combine the ground beef, oatmeal flour, egg and half of the oregano. Form into meatballs, making roughly 16 meatballs. Place them in a skillet and bake for 20 min. Meanwhile cook the pasta according to boxed directions.
  7. When the meatballs are done pour the pasta into the skillet and pour 2 cups of the sauce and mix to combine. Reserve the rest of the sauce for another use.
  8. Scatter the mozzarella cheese throughout the skillet, cover and allow the cheese to melt, roughly 10-15 min. Sprinkle with remaining fresh basil and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and serve
Recipe by Momma's Meals at https://www.mommasmeals.org/orecchiette-meatball-skillet-dinner-sundaysupper/