Thursday, July 19, 2007

My meatballs

1 pound ground beef/turkey
1 pound spicey/hot ground sausage (if you can't find the spicy sausage then add a couple dashes of hot sauce--it really doesn't make it hot at all, but just adds some flavor)
2 eggs
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T Italian seasoning

Beat eggs, then add cheese, bread crumbs, garlic and seasoning. Add meat and mix together--hands works the best. Shape them into balls about walnut size. Brown in sauce pan with a bit of oil. The outside will be browned but the inside will still be a bit raw. Since this recipe makes a ton this is the point where I freeze half of them (put them on a cookie sheet and freeze individually). The remaining meatballs I simmer for about 20 minutes in my favorite spaphetti sauce. Then serve over spaghetti.
You can use this same recipe for meatloaf. I use a 9x13 pan and shape the meatloaf in the middle of the pan. The grease will run out, instead of being baked back in. Cook for about 1 hour at 350--maybe a little longer if you use turkey.
This is the only recipe I have ever thought up, hence the recipe is written quite poorly. But, it is pretty delicious if I do say so myself.


Jaime Blaisdell said...

You really made this up?? I'm so impressed. I either follow the recipe or it doesn't get made. My mind doesn't think up "recipes" on its own. Good Job Emily. I'm excited to try these!!

Emily Kerr said...

Yeah, don't be too impressed. I pretty much just took what I liked from two different recipes and combined them--but the outcome is quite brilliant and delicious!