Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Breakfast Meatballs

These Breakfast Meatballs are a meat-lover's breakfast dream!

I am not an indecisive person, but I sure do hate having to choose between breakfast sausage, bacon and ham when going out to breakfast. Decisions, decisions! It's like asking me which of my kids I love the most - although I may play around from time to time on the answer, the truth is that I have no favorites and I love them all the same. {yes, i just compared my love of pork products to the love i have for my own children. don't judge.} So, what to do when you want to enjoy breakfast sausage, bacon and ham all at the same time? I guess the easy answer is that you eat them all... but let's make these Breakfast Meatballs instead! These amazing {i said it} meatballs will wow the crowd and are perfect for any breakfast, brunch or brinner that you have planned. Serve with a side of country gravy for dipping {drenching} and you're set!

Breakfast Meatballs
yields approximately 30 {1½”} meatballs
½ lb bacon
1 lb ground pork breakfast sausage {i use New York Style Sausage Company brand}
¼ lb ham cubed
1 Place bacon in a food processor with blade attachment, process until bacon is a smoothish texture.
2 Mix together processed bacon, ground pork and cubed ham. Use clean hands and mix until well combined. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill and make shaping the meatballs easier.
3 If cooking in the oven, heat oven to 375. I use my gas grill along with a Meatball Basket
- but you can also make these in the oven!
4 Scoop meat into balls {i use a cookie scoop to make life easier here} about 1½” in diameter. Place on baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are crisping on the outside.
5 Serve with country gravy and enjoy!


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