Meatballs (from Chef Fabio Viviani)

Meatballs (from Chef Fabio Viviani)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 578.2
  • Total Fat: 40.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 166.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,212.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 37.8 g

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Great meatballs that you cook in marinara sauce (see marinara recipe in my cookbook). Serve over pasta if desired (not calculated into nutrition data) Great meatballs that you cook in marinara sauce (see marinara recipe in my cookbook). Serve over pasta if desired (not calculated into nutrition data)
Number of Servings: 4


    Ground beef, lean, 16 oz (1 lb)
    Ricotta Cheese, whole milk, 1/2 cup
    Shallots, 2 tbsp finely chopped
    Garlic, 2 cloves, minced
    Parmesan Cheese, grated, 1 cup
    Panko Japanese Style Bread Crumbs, 1 cup
    Egg, fresh, 1 large
    Salt, 1 tsp
    Pepper, black, 2 tsp
    Olive Oil, 1 T


Place all above ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix thoroughly by hand until they are completely combined and the mixture is uniformly firm.

Coat your hands in olive oil, and using your hands form mixture into 8 balls

Drop the meatballs into Fabio’s tomato sauce (see recipe book for Marina Sauce) and add some water so that the sauce can reduce and simmer. Let cook for about 10 minutes on one side.

Turn them over, add some more water and cook for another 10 minutes, covering in the sauce with a spoon as they simmer.

Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Garnish with chopped parsley, salt and pepper, more shaved parmegiano reggiano and a drizzle of olive oil, of course!

Serving Size: Makes 8 large meatballs - 2 per serving

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My mom and I watched his video on how to make these and she made them a couple of days later, they are AMAZING
    I like them more than any food you can get at an expensive Italian restaurant.
    If you love Italian food then you'll want to marry Fabio Viviani!
    - 12/16/11

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  • great great great. - 7/17/13

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  • They were a bit too cheesy. They tend to fall apart without browning first. - 5/7/13

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  • I made these a couple days after the online show. Took them to a church dinner.WOW they were an over the top hit. Well, I tripled everything, they were amazing. If you can, watch the TV episode. He cooks with attitude!!!! - 2/14/13

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