|This is spaghetti with meat sauce ;o) I didn't take a picture with the meatballs. Oops.|
Do you like your spaghetti with meat sauce or with meatballs?
I admit that I am a meat sauce fan.
I like to get meat and sauce in every bite.
But sometimes you just want to shake things up.
That is what I did today.
I made meatballs - for the very first time.
They were really good.
I made a ton of them because, well in order to use four different meats it needed to be tons.
I cooked them and then froze about two third of them to use later.
Now you don't need to use all the different types of meat.
I am sure these would be great without the liver.
I am just always looking for ways to feed this wonderful organ meat to my family.
|Recycled picture from spaghetti with meat sauce post - but isn't she cute?!|
Also, you could just use sweet Italian sausage and I suppose they could be made with just hamburger meat but they wouldn't be anywhere near as tasty.
Meatballs for a crowd
(60 or so depending on size)
1 lb beef liver ground in the blender to mush (sounds gross but trust me)
1 bag spinach added to liver and blended with it (or use thawed frozen cubes)
1.5 lbs ground beef - the best you can afford and find
.5 lb Sweet Italian sausage and .5 lb spicy Italian sausage - once again the best you can find
4 large eggs - hopefully from happy free range chickens
1 sleeve of saltines (or there abouts, I had been saving the stale ones for this) blended - or use good bread crumbs just add salt then to the mix.
1 onion diced
2 TBS Italian Seasoning
2 TBS garlic seasoning
2 TBS dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Prepare a large pan by greasing it - I used those butter wrappers from my freezer.
- Put in a huge bowl and mix away. I put my hands in empty bread bags turned inside out to do the squishing and mixing.
- Take a small handful of the mix and gently roll into a ball and place on your pan, repeat until your pan is full.
- Cook for 20 minutes and then check and make sure done by either cutting in half or using a thermometer.
I had planned on adding Parmesan cheese but forgot to add it, I think they tasted fine without but you could certainly add it.
Linking this to Gallery of Favorites @ Premeditated Leftovers and The 21st Century Housewife. And Fight Back Friday @ Food Renegade. Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.