Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spagetti and meatballs!

It is definitely getting cold in Kentucky! It is time for those warm and satisfying suppers. I hope you try these easy to make meatballs. They are baked for a great texture and not fried in oil.
Meat balls:
3 to 4 pounds of 80/20 ground beef
4 slices of wheat bread
3/4 cup of milk (we used skim)
2 eggs (Thanks for editing me Theresa! :-) I did not realize I omitted the eggs!)
1 small Spanish onion- minced finely.
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
salt and a generous amount of pepper
Soak bread in milk. Get in there and rub the milk/bread mixture until it becomes a sandy mixture with a little liquid. Beat the two eggs and add all the spices, onion and stir. Add ground beef and mix well. Use your hands God intended it that way. Do not over mix. It will make the meat texture become hard. I use an ice cream scoop to insure the meat balls are all the same size. Roll them in your hands to insure they are all round. Place on a foil lined sheet pan and bake on 350 degrees. This will take about 45 minuets. Let them cool before you add them to your red sauce. This ensures they will not break up and fall apart.

Marinara sauce:
3 cans diced tomatoes
2 large cans of tomato sauce
1 large onion diced
1 large carrot -grated
1 large zucchini- grated
1 rib of celery- diced fine
3 tablespoons Italian seasoning mix
4 cloves garlic-minced
1 cup of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
Use a large stock pot. Add onions, carrot, zucchini and 1 tablespoon olive oil and saute with salt and pepper. Add all tomato products,herbs, garlic and wine. Let simmer as long as you want. Add the meatballs gently to the sauce. Just simmer! Remember, You and I can, ROCK THAT PLATE!

1 comment:

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

That looks so good! My husband is a huge meatball fan but I rarely make them because I just never know how to make them taste like something more than just a lump of hamburger.