I was asked to make Spaghetti and Meatballs so I thought, hey, why not. Never did that before now seems like a good time to expand the old recipe book. To start, I used the sauce recipe that I used in the Kitchen Scrap Lasagna (I mean, why re-intent the wheel on that one) and focused on the meatballs.
Here is what I used:
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
1 Green Onion, chopped
1 tsp freshly ground oregano, basil and dill (respectively)
1 tbsp minced garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
1) Preheat oven to 325
2) Take your ingredients and mix until all items are throughly blended
3) Shape meatballs and place on cookie sheet (like so)
4) Bake for 25 minutes
5) Serve over Spaghetti and top with your sauce of choice
Meatballs are not all that hard to make – it all comes down to having the base recipe and tweaking as you see fit. That said, what are your favorite metaball recipes?
What suggestions do you have that can really make an impressive dish out of something so simple?