Today's post is a recipe!! Getting back in the kitchen to get my hands dirty! Literally. :)
My Papa is a fantastic cook. He's the type of person who can go into the kitchen and whatever comes out will be amazing and he doesn't normally follow a recipe very well! He's the best. He's inspired me to get creative with my cooking, to not worry about the how to's and the what if's but to just have fun and let my creative flag fly!
Today's recipe is his meatball recipe which is fantastic and super easy!! It's also cheap and makes a bunch, which for a grad student's wife, is a huge plus! These are great to freeze and just pop a few out at a time and they are really good on meatball subs, as well. They're also really easy to be creative!
So here's the group from the kitchen.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 tablespoon garlic
- 1 large egg
- 1 onion
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- Salt and pepper to taste
1:1 ratio, It's so easy!
Preheat your oven to 350. Then throw all the ingredients together!
|Dig in and get dirty! Mix all the ingredients up by hands and roll them into small balls. Don't they look so cute?|
|Bake at 350 for 10 min or so depending on the size of your meatballs. |
See what I said about the onion fallout? But your house will smell amazing!!
|Then dish up and you're ready to serve! I'm planning on serving these at a dinner tomorrow night |
so I just had to sample a couple tonight. I'll try to post a full meal picture tomorrow!
Anyway that's the recipe! The great thing is you could throw these in a crock pot uncooked for a couple hours with a sweet and sour or bbq sauce as more of an appetizer/football party dish, although I probably wouldn't do the Italian breadcrumbs for those. Or you could fry them up if you like a more crunchy outside on your meatball. You can even play with the seasoning in the meatball themselves. The options are limitless! Let your creativity flow! I'd love to hear what kinds of recipes you like to cook in the kitchen!
God bless and see you next time. :)