Howdy gang! We had another large storm last night. Good ole’ tropical storm, Bill. Luckily he didn’t stay too long! 🙂 It uprooted some of my plants but nothing a little top soil couldn’t handle! 😀 Also found time to work on another cookie! I’ll post about that tomorrow!
Today’s topic is meatballs. More specifically one of my dear friend’s recipe for easy Parmesan Meatballs! 😀 This was my first time to make meatballs. My husband and I do not typically eat meatballs. In fact, I can honestly say in the years we’ve known each other I have not had or thought about eating meatballs. It’s just something we’ve never really desired. That being said, a friend gave me her meatball recipe to try a few weeks ago. Monday I finally got around to trying her recipe. I will say these were incredibly easy and are totally family friendly! It also makes a TON. I froze half of the meatballs for future use! These would be great for parties!
The hubs and I enjoyed the heck out of these! I used a reduced fat pork and a ground venison in place of the beef just because that’s what we use and they were great! We topped these off with our guilty pleasure….Kroger Brand Bell Pepper Mushroom Sauce! If we are going to use a jarred sauce this is our favorite one! It’s filled with sugar and absolutely a guilty pleasure of ours lol!
Try these delicious meatballs out!!! 😀 Put them on a meatball sub, serve with pasta, stuff them inside garlic cheese french bread, or just eat them plain! Who doesn’t love a recipe that involves mixing and throwing it in the oven?? Easy and delicious!
Parmesan Meatballs by Haylee
- 1 lb ground Beef (I used deer)
- 1 lb Pork (I used reduced fat)
- 3 cloves of Garlic
- 1/4 cup dried Parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon Oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried Basil
- Splash of Milk
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
- 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Olive Oil for coating
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Make 1-2 inch balls and set on a jelly pan lined with parchment paper.
- Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on each meatball to keep moist.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Enjoy with sauce or stand alone!
Meatballs- Original Text
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
3 cloves garlic, chopped/minced
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup breadcrumbs (recommended: Progresso Italian)
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil Olive oil (Just eyeball it. It’s mainly to make sure they are moist. Plus you can splash some on the baking sheet and coat it so they don’t stick as bad.)
Salt and pepper to taste
Splash of milk
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Roll meatballs about 1 or 2 inches in circumference.
Bake at 375° for 40 minutes.