Project of the day: Nice group meal
You know when you need to make a meal for people, and you want it to be fancy and delicious but without spending too much? Got you covered 🙂
Meatballs! I put them on rolls to make subs to much approval, but you can put them on top of spaghetti or skip the sauce and add them to soup… However you serve them, meat balls are delicious! And when everyone finds out you made them yourself, they will be incredibly impressed!
Meatballs (based off smitten kitchen’s)
2 lb meat
1/3 cup parmersean cheese
2-3 slices sandwich bread
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp dried italian seasoning*
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp garlic powder (or 2 garlic cloves)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
oil for frying
~4 cups sauce (optional)
* or some combination of oregano, parsley, rosemary, etc. Fresh herbs are great if you have them, use a tablespoon or two instead
Note” bare minimum here is pretty much the meat. The bread and egg are nice for texture, the salt, parmersean, garlic, onion, and worcestershire majorly improve the flavor, and then any herbs you can get makes it that much more interesting. This is the combination i like, but as always, omit or replace what you don’t have or don’t like.
Tear the sandwichbread into small peices and mash bread crumbs, cheese, salt, and spices into meat. Mix in worchester sauce and lightly beaten egg.
Form meat into 1-2in diameter balls.
Heat a frying pan with enough oil to cover the bottom over medium to high heat. Cook meatballs in batches until brown. Let drain on paper towels if you like.
Put the browned meatballs back into the swiped out pan or a sauce pan with tomato sauce (or into soup) and let simmer on low for at least 30 minutes.