It’s National Meatball Day! Meatballs are the perfect topping to a classic spaghetti and tomato sauce dish. They are often made by combining ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, milk, and an assortment of sauces and seasonings, such as Worcestershire Sauce, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Though large, dense meatballs are a commonplace dish in American-Italian restaurants, meatballs served in Italy, known as “polpettes,” are rather small in comparison and are typically served without sauce. The origin of the meatball is unknown, however, the ancient Persians ate a dish of minced meat mixed with rice or bulgur, called “kofta.”
No matter what variety of meatball you prefer, celebrate today by making your favorite type from scratch or picking up some frozen ones from the grocery store!