Meatball Saturday - Meatball Recipe

Zoey says Happy Saturday Everyone,
Zoey when we first adopted her
 And when she was just a baby (well when she was first adopted at about 8 or 9yr) she used to love the smell of mom cooking meatballs.
To make these meatballs I simply mix together the following ingredients:

1 egg
3 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp pre chopped garlic
1 medium sweet white onion - diced
1/4 cup flat Italian parsley - diced
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2/3 cup grated parmesan (here I use Kraft)
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs (I use Progresso)

Once mixed I add 1.5 lbs. of ground chuck and form the meatballs, about 1 1/4 inches in diameter.
Then I coat the bottom of a large non stick pan with evoo (for this pan I use about 3 tbsp,) and fry the meatballs in batches on medium to medium low heat until they are brown on all sides and cooked through.

This takes about 10 minutes or so for each batch; and using tongs to turn them makes it easier.
After they are cooked I usually freeze half of them.  These meatballs freeze well when packaged in freezer bags.


Next I use a jarred sauce, this Del Grossos Fireworks sauce is my favorite.  It is a bit spicy, so I do add about 1/4 to 1/2 a jar of Del Grossos regular marinara to it as well.
Then I simmer the meatballs in the sauce on low for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
This recipe makes about 24 meatballs
Enjoy!

Cashew Stir Fry Recipe


Most stir fry recipes consist of bite sized pieces of meat that are stir fried with a mix of vegetables and tossed in a savory sauce.  This stir fry uses cashews instead of the usual chicken or beef along with sliced bell peppers making this the perfect vegetarian meal.  I usually serve this over white steamed rice, enjoy!

Click here for the written instructions to this cashew stir fry recipe.