The first meatball post I did was Swedish Meatballs with turkey and ground beef… I seared them in the skillet once I rolled them, then I finished cooking them in the sauce….BUT these are a little different. For these balls I thought, given the size I thought they would taste better baked… I also opted to use ground beef and ground pork.
The process for the most part is pretty easy !
- 1lb of lean ground beef
- 1lb of ground pork
- 1/2 white onion
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup of parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- 4-5 mushrooms diced* Optional Ingredient
- 1 jar of your favorite sauce ROASTED GARLIC AND RED PEPPER SAUCE… ( I used Newmans Own)
Prep:10 mins|Cook:40-45 mins|Total:50-55 mins| Bake on 350
Combine onion, garlic, parsley, eggs, salt and pepper, crushed pepper flakes, bread crumbs, and meat into a bowl. Fold mixture over until ingredients are evenly combined.
Pop them in the oven uncovered for atleast 30-35 minutes depending on meatball size. While your balls are cooking, start your sauce.
Olive oil, garlic, mushrooms, and onions….sauteed until translucent.
Now add your sauce!
Once your meatballs have cooked, add them to the sauce!
Cook down for another 10-15 minutes and serve with your fave pasta!