I made meatballs last night.
Remember how I am obsessed with pasta? Well, I’m obsessed with meatballs too.
And although I’ve already posted one recipe here for meatballs, I found another one last night by Martha Stewart.
First thing you should know is that I don’t have the ingredients Martha keeps on hand. I’m more of a Sandra Lee type cook, not a Martha Stewart type cook. I like to keep things nice and simple. And let’s be honest, Martha Stewart doesn’t fall into the “simple” category.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3/4 cups breadcrumbs (make it easy on yourself and just get Italian breadcrumbs)
6 tbsp milk
3/4 cup olive oil
minced garlic (I’m lazy and use the kind in the jar)
diced onion (your call here…depending on how much you like or dislike onions)
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
3 large eggs (2 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk)
ground pepper, coarse salt
1 cup grated parmesan
Preheat oven to 350. Place breadcrumbs in a bowl and drizzle with the milk. Set aside, let stand.
Heat 2 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and garlic. Saute 3 minutes. Set aside
Place meat in mixing bowl. Add crumb mix, onions, garlic, eggs, seasoning, cheese, salt and pepper. Mix together well. Make into balls. Keep your hands wet to help keep the meatballs moist. Yes, I said it. Set aside.
Heat the remaining olive oil over medium-high heat.
Working in batches, add meatballs, browning on all sides, about 5 minutes.
To finish, you can either let them cook in the sauce or you can transfer to a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
And yes, this is the simplified version.
Oh and if you’re wondering, these make for incredible meatball subs. Not that I would know anything about that (says the girl with pasta sauce on her white shirt).