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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Homemade Meatballs

I have no idea why, but the other day I was thinking about meatballs and how I never make them. Needless to say, I was inspired. Nothing sounded better to me than some pasta, meatballs and tomato sauce. Definitely a craving at this point. 

After reading a little bit about meatballs I am hooked. They are a universal food with countless variations. With so many different meats, spices, sauces and ways to serve them, I am excited to see where this meaty adventure takes me! Let me share with you some of the meatballs that I am anxious to try:

1. Greek meatballs, Keftedes, include garlic, oregano, mint and nutmeg.
2. Albanian meatballs, Qofte Te Ferguara, include feta cheese, onion and garlic. These can be served with hummus and pineapple.
3. A famous German meatball is the Qofte Te Ferguara, which is made with sirloin, veal, pork and anchovies. All four meats to make one delicious meatball, served in a white caper sauce.

We should have a World Meatball Party. Dead serious. 


1. 1 lb ground chuck
2. 1 egg
3. 1/4 cup milk
4. 1/2 cup minced onion
5. 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
6. 1 tbsp minced garlic
7. 1 tsp parsley
8. 1 tsp salt
9. 1 tsp pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients well
3. Scoop meatballs onto cookie sheet, roughly 1 inch round
4. Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked to your liking
5. Eat your meatballs

I was able to have my pasta, meatballs and tomato sauce. It was extremely satisfying. Next time I am going to try turning the meatballs half way through their cooking time to avoid one side from browning so much. Other than that I will not change a thing, the flavoring was amazing... although I am almost positive that most of the wonderful flavor came from the meat, which was purchased at OV Meat Shoppe. I am so lucky to have found such a great meat market. :)


Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yum, I love meatballs! We actually have them pretty often around here, as there my hubby's favorite :-) Yours sound just like mine, aside from the mass amount of garlic I use.. lol I love garlic :D

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We love homemade meatballs & they are so easy to pop in the over like you did :)

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