Memorable Meatballs

Sometimes comfort food is where it’s at- that is when “it” is a happy and full tummy.  And that is exactly what happened tonight when Lukus and I busted out some spicy meatballs.  These are great on their own or served over pasta.  Now, I do not claim to be some Italian-mama, but these meatballs are delicious, moist and will have you begging for more.  Luckily, you won’t have to come banging on my door for seconds, because I am sharing the recipe with you!

All of your ingredients... notice: these bad boys are Gluten Free!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large grated onion (I used a chopper attachment on a Cuisinart SmartStick)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 7 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tsp. soy sauce (we used a gluten free variety)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. Chili Sauce (We used Sriracha, increase amount for more spice)
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 ½ lbs ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400*F/205*C.
  2. Combine the first nine ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add the pork and beef to the mixture and blend thoroughly (The mixture will be wet, but this keeps the meatballs moist).
  4. Roll into balls (about 1 to 1 ½ inch diameter) and place on jelly pan (I also use a Silpat to avoid sticking/ burning).
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes.  Makes about 4 dozen meatballs (freeze and save the extras for another night!).

We served the dish with a combination of spinach and brown rice pasta (gluten free!).  There just wasn’t enough time to make sauce from scratch (GOOD sauce takes hours- and alas, I am only human).  But the next best thing is Rao’s Premium Sauces (in my humble opinion) it isn’t cheap, but it has that homemade taste to it.  We picked up a jar at Whole Foods.

Comments

  1. I’m always on the lookout for the “perfect” meatball recipe. I’ll definitely be giving these a whirl. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. Happymother says:

    This recipe sounds very delicious!! I will try it, but with ckicken!!

  3. My husband comes from a HUGE Italian family and we eat lotsa meatballs! My kids love them. I have never thought to add ketchup! I will try your recipe this week- you’ve inspired me. Thank you so, so much for participating in my first linkup. I hope you’ll visit my3littlebirds again soon. Off to explore your blog now.

  4. Here’s another thank you for participating yesterday! http://my3littlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/whats-for-dinner-recap-and-big-huge.html

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