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!
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 400*F/205*C.
- Combine the first nine ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add the pork and beef to the mixture and blend thoroughly (The mixture will be wet, but this keeps the meatballs moist).
- Roll into balls (about 1 to 1 ½ inch diameter) and place on jelly pan (I also use a Silpat to avoid sticking/ burning).
- 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.