Monday, February 15, 2010
Anyway, now that you have an easy pasta sauce recipe, you really should have an easy meatball recipe to go with it. This batch makes about 35 or so meatballs and freezes beautifully. You can use these with pasta, in meatball subs, or just nuked out of the freezer with a little sauce for a tasty lunch. My family thinks they have an italian sausage flavor to them; but I'm pretty sure they're a little wacky.
Here's what you should go foraging for:
Meat (I like to use a mixture of pork and beef, but you could use whatever kind you have on hand), bread crumbs, eggs, parmesan cheese, basil, oregano (I used dried of each because I was out of fresh), and salt.
Serve these tasty morsels with your pasta sauce from yesterday, in soup, sandwiches....ah, the possiblities are endless. Enjoy!
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded or grated
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
Combine meats well in bowl. Add seasonings, cheese, and bread crumbs and mix well. Add eggs and blend together. Scoop out into balls and place on an oiled cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.