Thursday, August 14, 2014

Meatballs!!! really....

Not much going on around here.  Just cleaning up the motorhome and going to Doctor appointments. I decided today to try Mikes Meatball recipe.  Well sort of.  I used it as a guide but didn't use all the ingredients that he does.  His recipe goes like this:

1 lb each  lean ground meat
                ground pork
                veal or lamb
3 eggs per lb of meat
1 finely diced onion'
2 finely diced bell peppers
1/4 cup garlic paste
1/4 cup red chili paste
bread crumbs to pull together
Mix all ingre. together and make into about 2" balls.  Bake in 400 degree oven til done. (about 35 min.)

Well I didn't have the chili paste and I didn't want to use veal or lamb so this is what I made.

1 lb of ground meat
1 lb or 4 Johnsonville Brats
5-6 eggs
1 diced onion
1 diced bell pepper
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 heaping tsp. cajun seasoning
1 cup panko bread crumbs
salt and pepper

Take the meat out of the casings on the brats.  (this was very easy, I just sliced them on their side and the casing peeled right off.
Mix ground meat with brats and add all the other ingredients and shape into 2" balls.  Place on a large cookie sheet that has been sprayed with pam.  Bake in 400 degree oven til done.
These were very good.  It made about 15 large meatballs.  Place in freezer bag and pull out what you need.  They make great meatball subs or sliced up for sandwiches, meatballs and spaghetti or just meatballs with your favorite side.  I really liked the flavor the brats gave the meatballs.  Yum... Thanks Mike