RSS Feed

Meatballs

Posted on

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
1 egg
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.

Advertisements

Any thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: