Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Best Meatball Recipe - EVER!


I was looking around Pinterest (shocker - right?!) and found this recipe for meatballs.

It sounded pretty good - but I did change up a few of the ingredients & cut it in 1/2 - here is the halved recipe and my changes in ().


2 tablespoons olive oil (I used Pam spray)
1 pounds ground beef (we don't eat red meat, so I used ground chicken)
1/2 cup ricotta cheese (I used cottage cheese)
1 large egg
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 tsp Mrs. Dash garlic
1/4 tsp garlic powder
4 cups Classic Tomato Sauce


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Drizzle olive oil Pam onto a cookie sheet
2. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together ground meat, cottage cheese, egg, breadcrumbs, & seasonings until fully incorporated. Roll mixture into firmly packed 1/2-inch balls.

3.Place meatballs on pan & put into oven. Bake until meatballs are firm and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball reads 165 degrees.

4. Meanwhile, heat tomato sauce in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.

5. Remove meatballs from oven and carefully drain excess grease from pan - if you use ground chicken/or ground turkey there isn't any excess grease... Put meatballs into deep fry pan & cover w/sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes more. Serve.

These are beyond delicious!!

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