Buca di Beppo’s Famous Meatball Recipe

Buca di Beppo’s Famous Meatball Recipe

Do all this and you should be able to enjoy a Buca-style meal in the comfort of your home! If it doesn’t turn out quite as you’d hoped, though, our doors are always open during dinnertime for dine-in and carry-out.

 

This recipe is provided by Buca di Beppo.

4
Servings
459
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pound ground chuck
  • 1/4 Cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 Cup bread crumbs (preferably Italian)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon each of salt and pepper
  • 8 Ounces water
  • 32 Ounces authentic marinara sauce

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, combine first 7 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Do not over mix – this will cause the meatballs to become tough. Divide into equal portions and shape into 6 meatballs. Place meatballs on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake until a dark brown crust forms, 13 to 15 minutes.

Transfer meatballs to a Dutch oven. Combine marinara sauce and water, and pour over the meatballs. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake until meatballs are cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes. Place the meatballs on a platter. Skim the oil from the top of the marinara and ladle it over the meatballs.

Meatball Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Meatball Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
212mg
71%
Protein
47g
94%
Carbs
29g
10%
Vitamin A
137µg
15%
Vitamin B12
4µg
70%
Vitamin B6
1mg
74%
Vitamin C
6mg
10%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
6mg
30%
Vitamin K
37µg
46%
Calcium
183mg
18%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
52µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
71µg
18%
Folic acid
11µg
N/A
Iron
7mg
37%
Magnesium
90mg
23%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
18mg
91%
Phosphorus
559mg
80%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1452mg
41%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
37.2%
Sodium
1268mg
53%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
22.8%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
10mg
70%