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Ali Hedin | Meatballs in Red Sauce

Do you know what I have always wanted?  Like for real?  A cooking show.  But I didn't want a dumb show and I didn't want it to have bad sound and be lame.  And I wanted it to have a real producer or at least someone to hold the camera.  

But I've been to NYC and met with people.  It didn't happen.  I networked in Seattle.  It didn't happen.  I paid for my own videos and they are crazy expensive.  So finally, this last month I decided I don't care anymore if it's a little lame.  And I don't care anymore if the sound isn't perfect.  And I'm ok with no producer and no one to hold the camera.  

May I present to you, episode 1.  It's not perfect.  But it's out there.  It's a start.  Maybe I'll figure out the sound for the next one.  Maybe someone will come hold the camera.  Maybe not.  

What ever the case, it's fun.  And I enjoyed it.  And I'll make more so if you hate them, you should probably stop reading this blog.  But if you don't hate it, will you let me know?  Comment below or find me on Instagram and tell me there.

Ali Hedin | Meatballs in Red Sauce


serves 4


Cook onion and bell pepper in a large stock pot until softened. 



Mix together beef, pork, panko, tomato paste, seasoning, salt until well combined.  Form into 2 inch balls using your hands or an ice cream scoop. 



Pour tomatoes into the pan and add the spices. Bring to boil.



Drop meatballs into sauce. Cover and cook 15-20 mins.  Serve with a green salad.


1 lb ground beef

1 lb ground pork

1 cup panko

2 tbs tomato paste

2 tbs Italian seasoning

1 tsp salt

48oz Crushed tomatoes

1 onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 tbs Italian seasoning

Ali Hedin | Meatballs in Red Sauce