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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Spicy Meatballs or Not!!

Earlier this year my in laws lived with us for a bit while they were transitioning to go stay with my sister in law in Honduras. These people can cook! While they were here, my father in law, Bob, made us these meatballs several times. They are so simple and so quick, yet they taste so delicious. Yesterday, we were trying to figure out what we would have for supper and we are still in the mode of "using things up" since Thanksgiving. There are no weird ingredients and most people have all this stuff on hand. Well, after we made them and we were standing in the kitchen trying them out. Our mouths started burning. We dug through the trash and found that the bread crumbs I bought were ZESTY flavored. They had crushed red peppers in the ingredients. I thought they were great that way since I absolutely love spicy stuff. However, the family decided they were good but better with just regular bread crumbs. This is a pretty self explanatory recipe so I didnt take many pictures. The sauce we used was some that we had put up back in the summer when we had a ton of tomatoes. I used a quart and of course I added some parmesan and a little whipping cream to taste just because I have to. Just something I do, I gotta mess with it. I hope you all like this diversion from "Thanksgiving" food. I was in overload with all the holiday stuff I was cooking!

Put a little of your sauce in the bottom of a 13x9 pan.
After mixing up your meat mixture, make the balls the size of a small fist. Then fry them in about an inch of olive oil.

After browning your meatballs pretty good, place them on top of the sauce.

Put the rest of your sauce over the meatballs and cover with some mozarella and provolone and bake at 350 degrees another 20 minutes or so.
2 lbs. lean ground meat
2 cups bread crumbs, seasoned however you want!!
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic pod, minced
1/2 cup grated parmesan
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 eggs.
About of a quart of your favorite Italian marinara
Mix all together and brown in olive oil. Place in a 13x9 pan with some of your sauce in the bottom of the pan. Cover with remaining sauce and 1 cup each of mozarella and provolone and bake about 20 min. in 350 degree oven. Serve with nice salad and garlic bread!!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who reads and leaves me a comment. You make my heart swell, I love reading them.


Jodi said...

I like the added touch of the mozzarella and provolone. YUM!

Lauren said...

This was delicious!

priscilla said...

this look like an amazing meal Joan. yumminess!

Kristy said...

Hi Joan I don't know it you got my text or not but I made the tortilla soup and it was sooo yummy!!! We are alone tonight and we ate so much that we are both miserable...so no married stuff going on here!!!
Love, Kristy

priscilla said...

Hi Joan,

Do you mind if I use one of your pictures from your coffee cake you made off my blog? I am doing a post on bloggers who have made my recipes.

Heart 4 My Home said...

Being married to an Italian..polpete (meatballs) are a staple as well as pasta gravy in our house. This looks and sounds like a yummy way to make them. Definitely will try this.