Sausage Meatballs and Spaghetti

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2015, America's Test Kitchen TV

A good meatball is tender enough to cut with a fork; sausage is inherently firm and springy. So is there any way to make a tender sausage meatball?

SERVES4 to 6

TIME2 hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We wanted to use commercial Italian sausage to create meatballs that were full of sausage flavor but still fork-tender. To temper the springy texture that sausage can have, we add a combination of ground pork, brined with baking soda and sa...

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