Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Meatballs (Take 2)


We've made meatballs before. It was our first try and while they were brimming with potential they were also a bit big, a bit bready, and a bit crumbly. So we tried again, this time winging it based on what we remembered. I say we. The credit for this one goes entirely to the hubby. Yay hubby! : )

Makes: A dozen or so meatballs (I didn't count it up at the time, sorry!)

6/10 lbs ground turkey (or other ground meat)
1tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 slice of whole wheat bread
1 jar marinara sauce

TEAR bread into small pieces (1/16s or so)
ADD ground meat, seasoning, parmesan cheese, and bread pieces to bowl of food processor
PROCESS for 45 seconds

ROLL mixture into 1" balls

POUR sauce into saucepan
HEAT over medium heat
ADD meatballs (making sure they are fully submerged in the sauce)
COOK for 30 minutes
FLIP occasionally


My Thoughts
1. These were delicious! The smaller size meant it was easier to keep them submerged in the sauce and the ratio of bread to meat to seasoning was well balanced.

2. You could also bake these rather than cook them on the stove top if you would rather not babysit. Just put the meatballs in an oven safe dish, cover with sauce and bake for 20-30 minutes.

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