Chef Ben hosts Calgary Stampede Dinner Theatre!

This past Saturday, Chef Ben Mill of Bonterra Trattoria gave a live cooking demonstration at the Calgary Stampede Dinner Theatre in the BMO Centre!

As a classic Italian staple, easily done well at home, Ben chose to make meatballs in tomato sauce.

Below, we’ve shared Ben’s recipe for his delicious meatballs! Please note, this is a large-batch recipe– perfect for an afternoon of rolling meatballs to be cooked fresh, or frozen for a later date!

2.5 kg of ground beef

375 g of Grana Padano

250 g Focaccia, soaked in milk and drained.

15 g of Basil

10 g of Italian Parsley

5 g of Sage

Salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl (careful to not over mix).

Roll into 1 inch balls (place extra mixture on a flat tray to freeze).

Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees,

Simmer meatballs in tomato sauce in a pan. Serve as is, over pasta, on a sandwich or on a pizza.