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Meatballs

February 27, 2008

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When we’re cooped up in the house during the winter weather as we are now, one of our favorite comfort foods is spaghetti and meatballs (the kind that cooks on the stove for hours and the scent permeates through the entire house!) 🙂

I have been making what I consider the BEST meatballs ever from an old family recipe–a very simple recipe at that and I will now share it with you.

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Meatballs

1 lb. ground beef (you may substitute any ground meat–turkey is wonderful)
10 saltine crackers
1 tsp. garlic salt
(you may also add a dash of any spice that you prefer)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (or 3/4 tsp. dried parsley)

mise en place

I am using ground turkey in this case.

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Mix ground meat with parmesan cheese and spices. Crunch saltine crackers into meat mixture and incorporate.

mix ingredients

Roll meat mixture into balls (any size preferred) and place into a large frying pan preheated with a tablespoon of olive oil.

roll into balls

Brown meatballs in pan on medium heat–watch carefully and flip to brown all sides.

brown meatballs

Once browned, add meatballs to your favorite spaghetti sauce and simmer.

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These are wonderful on pasta, in sandwiches, on pizza, etc.

If you try these, let me know what you think! Enjoy! 🙂