Maybe it wasn't cloudy today, but there was a 100% chance of meatballs! Beef and turkey meatballs to be exact. We needed something to go with our spaghetti squash. The ground beef came from the CSA a few shares ago, and I had the turkey from a past Costco run. To top it off, we used some left over pepperoni sauce, but I'll get into that shortly.
First, the balls of meat! We had about a 1:1 ratio of beef:turkey. To that, we threw in 2 eggs, some garlic, some panko, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and fresh parsley.
Now for the sauce...glorious, glorious pepperoni sauce. Did you watch Top Chef All-Stars, when they were at Ellis Island and had to cook food inspired by their heritage? I'll give you a brief recap of the highlights. Mike Isabella came up with pepperoni sauce...basically a puree of pepperoni and tomato sauce...put it over chicken thighs, and Gail Simmons claimed it was the best thing she'd ever eaten. How had no one thought of this sooner?!?!? Once Graffiato opened, and chicken thighs with pepperoni sauce was on the menu, I had no choice but to order it. The sauce certainly lived up to the hype. Thankfully Chef Isabella included the recipe in his cookbook, and we can enjoy it at home. Its super easy to make, and ridiculously good. It makes quite a bit, and we've actually made 3 meals out of one batch of sauce.
Now, back to dinner. We just piled everything into a bowl and were ready to eat!