Still There Shine Sauce Meatballs
4 oz Still There Shine Sauce Original
3 ounces crustless fresh white bread, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
2.7 oz milk
8 oz yellow onion, small dice
1.75 oz garlic cloves, finely minced
2 oz parmesan cheese- grated, grated
1 oz fresh parsley leaves, finely minced and dried
1 tablespoon kosher salt
t.t. Freshly ground black pepper
3 oz pancetta, finely diced
4 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon dried oregano- crushed well
1 teaspoon fennel seed- roasted and crushed well
16 oz ground beef 75/25- muscle to fat ratio
16 oz ground pork
- In a bowl, combine bread with milk, tossing to coat. Place in a sauté pan and cook over medium heat, stir occasionally till liquid is cooked out(do not brown). The bread will resemble a dense patty. Once cooked remove pan from heat and spoon bread mix onto a plate to cool.
- Add .5 oz of olive oil to a sauté pan over medium heat, when hot add onion and cook till caramelized. Add garlic and cook through. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Parmigiano-Reggiano, parsley, salt, pepper, pancetta, egg yolks, oregano, and fennel to bread/milk mixture.
- Set mixer bowl in stand mixer and attach paddle. Add all ingredients and start speed on low. Starting at low speed and gradually increasing to medium.
- Once ingredients are blended, stop mixer, and remove a small amt of mix. Cook mix in a sauté pan with small amount of oil. When cooked through let cool slightly and taste. Adjust seasoning if needed.
- Remove bowl and be sure all ingredients are incorporated well.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees wi9th rack in the middle. Lightly oil a half sheet pan and set aside. Cover hands with disposable gloves and begin to form meatballs. You are looking for meatballs to be the size of a billiard ball. Place formed meatballs on sheet pan. When oven has reached temperature place meatballs in hot oven. Rotate pan every 5 minutes through cooking process to ensure even cooking. Meatballs will register 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
- When meatballs are done remove from a sheet pan with a slotted spatula and place on a clean plate or sheet pan.