Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Baked Meatballs and Sweet Potato Fries.

These pictures do not do justice.

I was not expecting this, not even a little bit. I've always liked meatballs, but never thought they were anything extraordinary  My mind has officially been changed. I'm not sure what it is about this recipe but these are easily the best meatballs I have ever tasted. I planned on topping them with marinara and cheese placed inside a fresh bun, but none of that is needed. Eat them by themselves, piping hot out of the oven. For all of you that think you can not cook, this is the recipe for you.

 On a different topic, who's excited for turkey day? We are heading home to La Crosse tomorrow for some family and great food. I will try and take lots of pictures for you all to see. What's your favorite part about Thanksgiving? 

Baked Meatballs

What you need:
- 1 Lb ground beef
- 2 eggs, beaten with 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup panko or bread crumbs
- 1 small onion, minced or grated
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup minced fresh basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients with hands. Form balls. Line a baking sheet with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. 
*** Next time I would double this batch and freeze to make later***
Lightly adapted from Cook with Honey

For a variety, you can add marinara sauce, sliced cheese and buns for a meatball sub. 

I whipped up a batch of sweet potato fries on the side. These turned out so great. I topped them with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of brown sugar. Bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.

Have a great Thanksgiving! Stay tuned, I have a pie post scheduled around noon tomorrow.