Saturday, January 10, 2015

Meatballs!

 Around our house we love meatballs! Simple, delicious, and versatile. A simple recipe that can be adjusted to fit a lot of rolls.
This makes about 30 meatballs
2lbs hamburger
1lb ground pork or breakfast sausage
1 med onion, diced
half package of crackers or about so much bread crumbs
2T steak sauce
2 eggs
1/3c milk
1/2t salt
1/2t pepper
If you don't have bread crumbs or crackers, take three or four slices of white bread and soak them in the milk before you add it. Squish it up good, it's only there to hold the moisture anyway. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Roll into golf ball size and place onto a baking rack. I like to use the broiler pan from my stove. This lets the grease run off. Bake at 350' for 40min.
These can be served as is or, put a few at a time in a hot skillet and give them a roll around to brown the bottom and brown off the little bits of fat that is sticking. Makes them prettier for serving.
If your serving them with spaghetti, add 2T Italian seasoning to mixture, and/or serve on hoagie buns with marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce and some mozzarella cheese.
My husband likes the buns soft. Sometimes I make mine into garlic bread under the broiler.
You could add red pepper flakes instead of Italian seasoning and serve with BBQ sauce. Make them smaller and you can put them into a crockpot with BBQ and serve as a party snack.
Give them alittle smoosh before you cook and serve them in dinner rolls, slider style.
Add some five spice seasoning and serve with rice and sweet and sour sauce.
Switch the burger for ground chicken or turkey, add sage, and serve with potatoes and stuffing.
This  is also a great recipe to shape into patties and grill, or small loaves to wrap in foil and cook while camping.
Find a way that you like it and cook, then freeze any leftovers (if you have any). These are quick snacks for those starving kids that show up on your doorstep. lol 
Play with the recipe. It's a lot of fun.
 To test, take a small amount and fry up in a skillet. Taste and adjust.