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How to Make Italian-Style Meatballs at Home That Taste Just Like Nonna’s

April 27, 2022
Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Sunday has always been meatballs and gravy (also known as sauce) day at our house. My mother and my grandmother before her would wake at the crack of dawn to start the meatball making process, which ended mid-afternoon with the entire family enjoying an Italian feast.

In my mind there is nothing quite like the smell that permeated the house at 8am on Sundays when I was growing up. I swear the tradition of homemade Italian meatballs is the reason I never order meatballs when dining out. Biting into a meatball that has simmered in red sauce for hours is something I will never tire of.

As for what to drink with meatballs: a nice Chianti Classico, like the Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico featuring a soft fruit with hints of spice. Italian reds bring out the best in meatballs and tomato sauces.

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Author: Theresa Greco

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