Monday, April 8, 2013

Meatball Monday: Pizza Meatballs

I can’t believe it’s already been a week since posting the Green Chicken Enchilada Meatballs! Time is flying by a bit too fast since bringing the twins home. They just turned 8 weeks this past Friday and it seriously feels like we just brought them home…

But anyhow, let’s get to these Pizza Meatballs!

I LOVE pizza. It always sounds good to me and I’ll eat it warm or cold. Lucky for me, my husband and kids share my love of the ol’ pizza pie! We have it at least once a week if not more – homemade of course. (I nearly have my crust recipe perfected and will be sharing it soon!)

So, when I was brainstorming what meatballs I could cook for this week I started thinking about what foods I really LOVE – and of course pizza came to mind. It was a no brainer – I had to cook some Pizza Meatballs! These lovelies are packed with pepperoni, green bell pepper, onion, olive, cheese and mushrooms - all held together with ground pork. Delicious!

Serve them with some marinara sauce to complete the flavor. An afterthought (darn 20/20 hindsight…) was to sprinkle grated parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes to the top of the Pizza Meatballs before serving. 

Happy Monday – hope you all have an awesome week!! :)

Pizza Meatballs
½ tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup green bell pepper, chopped
¼ cup onion, chopped
1lb ground pork
10 slices pepperoni (small size), diced
1 tablespoon olives, chopped
½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
¼ cup mushrooms, chopped
1. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions and green bell peppers until soft – about 7 minutes. Remove heat and set aside.
2. Combine all ingredients
3. Roll into 1.5” balls
4. If using meatball bbq rack – cook for 15-20 minutes on medium-high heat, flipping every 5 minutes. If cooking in oven – bake for 20-25 minutes or until starting to turn golden brown.
5. Serve with marinara sauce and enjoy!


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