Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Meatballs....what could be easier and yummier! You can add them to any pasta, rice dish, make your own sauce or gravy, and the freeze really well so you can make a whole load of them and freeze in portions.

4 servings.
4 slices bread,no need for the bred to be fresh: white or wheat or whole grain - or Bread crumbs - they’re easier.If you use bread, trim the crusts.
1 pound ground beef (or 1/2 pork/1/2 beef, or ground turkey, or ground chicken...the possibilities are endless
1 egg (beaten)
1 medium onion chopped finely.
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbs. Italian seasoning - or your favourite seasoning depending on what type of meat you use. You can also add garlic and/or some Worcestershire sauce.
some flour (to roll the balls in)
2 tbs butter. 
2 tbs olive oil.

Place bread in mixing bowl and cover with small amounts of water. For bread crumbs you omit this step.
Mush up the bread
Add meat, egg, onion, herbs, salt and pepper.
Shape into small balls, rolling in your hands
Coat the balls well with the flour.
Fry the meatballs in the mixture of oil and butter. 
If you want to be healthier you can also grill them or bake them but keep an eye on them so they cook properly!
Cook until done then drain excess grease off.
You can make these ahead of time and freeze them, then when you are ready to serve
defrost and reheat them at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

These are absolutely fantastic with potato salad or coleslaw. They’re also great cold and on picnics. You can also use these with a tomato sauce and serve meatballs and spaghetti. A little twist on the traditional. As you can see, the basic recipe is very versatile - you can tweak it to your hearts content! I personally like them cold with a fresh tomato sauce. Just put some peeled and deseeded tomatoes in a blender with some olive oil, salt, pepper and some basil - easy peasy!

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