Dear readers, it is 'Hunk of Meat Monday' and yes, you read that right. You can prepare a delicious home-made beef meal in less than an hour. For reals.
This week, I thought I'd share something that doesn't require a crockpot - no offense Crockie, I still love you but sometimes you need something that tastes fresh, ya know?
I made this recipe because I wanted to see if it could compare to my grandmother's meatball recipe, which I have no intention of sharing. Good news - these are fantastic! This is the second time I've made them and they were delicious both times and SO FANTASTICALLY SIMPLE. The great thing is that you could substitute pork, veal or lamb really easily, or do a combo. The next time I make them, I plan to combine pork and beef.
* Remember my inability to measure things? Note the approximation
- 1 lb
hunk of meat ground beef
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp H2O
- 1/2 c bread crumbs (I make a piece of toast, then tear apart and put in my food processor)
- 1/4 c minced onions
- salt and pepper to taste
- ~ 1 tsp garlic salt*
- ~ 1 tsp Italian seasoning*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (that's 177 degrees Celsius for my Aussie friends). In large bowl, combine all ingredients except meat and mix together.
Add hunk of meat/ground beef, broken into chunks, and mush with your hands to combine.
|Doesn't look like much but all those spices contribute to the delicious factor!|
Form into meatballs and bake for 25-30 minutes for 1" balls. If your balls are larger, it will take more time to bake them. Mine were larger than a golf ball so it took about 40 minutes (always use a meat thermometer and for ground beef recipes like this, the internal temp should be 165 F).
|Mix it - mix it real good.|
These could be really great for spaghetti or pasta or as a stand-alone meal. I like to prepare them as a meal and then serve with veggies and pasta on the side.
|Handsome little fellas|
I hope you enjoy! Sound off below and let me know if you liked it!
|I've mentioned before that food photography is not my forte but trust your tongue not your eyes - these are delicious!|
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~
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