I wasn’t planning on making anything for the blog tonight but after these meatballs came out and I tasted one I couldn’t help but feel so excited. I ran one over to Ceth to taste. They are juicy and flavorful. I wrote down the recipe right after I tasted one so I wouldn’t forget it because I am definitely going to stick with this one.
I like to buy frozen meatballs because they are so much easier but Ceth has protested them for awhile. Plus- isn’t making them kind of gross? I made myself get over it though for the love of my husband…. awwww, I’m so nice. It actually wasn’t as bad as I remembered. I always remembered making them as a hassle but honestly, they took like ten minutes to make. Why have I been so intimidated? I’m totally going to make these more often and I’m thinking that I might just make double next time and freeze half the batch so I can have the ease of frozen meatballs. I love me some meatballs in the crockpot. You might see that recipe in the future…
I looked up a basic meatball recipe but I didn’t have all of the ingredients and there were a lot of ingredients that I wanted to add. So I just started to wing my own.
I was missing an egg and I needed a binding ingredient for the meat. I asked Corbin, my brother in law, to bring one over. But while they were on their way over his wife, Bre, texted me saying he accidentally dropped it in the backseat. I started cracking up. So I just looked up some substitutes and came across mayonnaise. I am so glad he dropped the egg! The mayo was a great binding agent and took the flavor to a new level.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/3 cup bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup Mayo (or 1 egg)
- 1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke
- 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper, generously to taste
- Let your ground beef thaw. Add all of the remaining ingredients into the ground beef. Roll them into one to one in a half inch balls onto a greased baking sheet. Put them in the oven at 400 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes rotating them halfway through.
I’ll never make another meatball recipe.