This weeks Five Ingredient Friday recipe is near and dear to my heart-it’s a recipe my mother taught me, and one I make all the time! It’s a recipe for The Perfect Meatball! The best thing about this recipe is that the meat can be interchanged with different ones….I’ve made this recipe with Ground Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Pork, Beef…you get the idea. This recipe is really easy to make, you just put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with your hands (you read that right, use your hands!) One of my little sisters used to hate touching the meat with her bare hands so she would put little sandwich bags around her hands before mixing and forming the meatballs…it was quite funny to watch.
And what’s better than simple, delicious, meatballs on a bed of whole wheat pasta with some marinara sauce and sprinkled with a little Parmesan and fresh herbs? Best thing about this recipe…you have a totally delicious meal in 30 minutes.
- 1. 1.25 lbs ground meat
- 2. 1 egg
- 3. 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 4. 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 5. 1/2 onion, either chopped very finely or grated on a cheese grater (that's the we like it prepared best in my house-also great way to add the onion flavor without chunks on onion for those onion haters)
- a sprinkle of salt and pepper
As you can see, I’ve made meatballs a time or two on this blog: