Pork Meatballs

Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Pork Meatballs recipe from Alex Guarnaschelli

Directions Watch how to make this recipe. Add the meat to a large bowl, spread it out and season with salt, to taste. Add the remaining ingredients leaving the bread crumbs until last. Mix...

  • Yield: 20 to 25 meatballs, approximately
  • Cooking time: 1 Hour 5 Min
  • Publisher: Foodnetwork.com


  • 2 pounds ground pork (lean but not too lean), cut from the pork shoulder
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili flakes
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup tightly packed curly parsley leaves with stems, washed, dried and chopped
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, toasted
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable oil, plus 1 tablespoon for testing
  • My Mother's Marinara Sauce, recipe follows
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, peeled, halved and diced
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled, halved and cut into thin slices
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 4 cups water, divided, plus more as needed
  • 1 cup basil leaves, washed
  • Freshly grated Parmesan

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