Chef Joey’s tomato sauce – always in style! (and not too “Spicey”!๐Ÿ˜‰)

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Chef Joey has been cooking since he was 12!

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Chef Joeyโ€™s Favorite Pasta Sauce, Meatballs and Pasta!

Recipes and photos by Chef Joey

Ingredients:

2 large cans Pastine crushed tomatoes

5 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons fennel seed

salt and pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil

ยผ cup water

Mix garlic, fennel and water in a food processor, set aside.

Add oil to your sauce pan and coat the bottom. Add the garlic water BEFORE the oil is hot and when you can smell the cooking garlic (2 minutes or so).

Add the crushed tomatoes and fill each can ยฝ with water. Swish around and add to sauce.

Heat over medium heat until very warm, stirring constantly, then reduce and simmer for 1 ยฝ hours.

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Chef Joey at work

Now for the pasta …

Here is the basic recipe for pasta:

4 cups flour

4 eggs

1 tbsp oil

1 cup warm water

Pinch of salt

Add the flour to a bowl – make a well in the middle.

Mix the eggs together and pour into the well with the oil and salt.

Mix together until it is a consistent color.

Make small golf-ball-sized nuggets and using a rolling pin … on a lightly floured surface roll them out thin and cut into strips.

Toss pasta strips into boiling water for a few minutes, and there you have it! Home-made noodles!

Meatballs:

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2 pounds ground beef 90% lean

3 eggs

3 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon fennel

1 cup bread crumbs

ยฝ cup parmesan cheese

2ยผ cups water

Mix ยผ cup water, garlic and fennel in a food processor.

Put bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl and add the 2 cups of water to make them moist (itโ€™s ok to add more so it is paste-like).

Add meat, cheese and beaten eggs.

Form into little balls with an ice cream scoop or roll out to 1 ยฝ inch size.

Heat oven to 375F.

When hot, bake for 20 minutes.

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Add to cooked sauce and serve over your homemade-pasta! A wonderful dinner for your family!

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Shhhhh….the homemade yogurt is sleeping…

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