Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Forget the Breadcrumbs Baked Meatballs


I mentioned once that we were trying to cut
carbs here in my patch of moonlight.

Shhhh...don't bring up this post, or this post, or especially this post.
I love to bake...don't judge. :)
  
Those are occasional indulgences.  As far as you know.

For the most part...we cut back on breads, pastas and such.
We usually don't have a starchy side with dinner.
Protein and veggies.
That's us.



This was something I came up with to change things up a little.
These meatballs are SOOOOO good...you might sing a little hallelujah song.
Okay...maybe that was just me.
Whatever.

Did you know that it's not necessary to load up your
meatballs {or even meatloaf} with breadcrumbs or crackers?

Nosirree, Bob.

I didn't even use egg.
Funny thing meat...it kinda cooks together like that.

Dump all your ingredients in a big bowl...like so:



Now might be a good time to remove any jewelry up to your elbows.


Now...mush it all up together making sure to get all
the seasonings and different meats well blended.

Now, I used a muffin scoop to shape them so I
knew they would all be about the same size.



Round them out some and put 'em in a baking dish.
Give 'em room to breathe a little.



Bake in a preheated 350° oven for about 30 minutes.



Let's Eat:

 Forget the Breadcrumbs Baked Meatballs
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. bulk Italian sausage {I used mild}
  • 1/2 cup {or more} grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste {about 1/2 tsp for me}
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp crushed fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  •  1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
Mix all ingredients really well.  Form into 2-3" balls.
Place in an oven safe baking dish...NOT touching.
Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes.

Eat them straight out of the pan.
Or you could be more civilized and put them on a plate.
Toss them in spaghetti.
Just be careful of the pepper...if somebody sneezes...
your poor meatball...could roll out the door.

Enjoy!

:) Kelly

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7 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly, perfect timing. I am always looking for great meatball recipes.
    A friend recently have me a pasta machine and I wanted to make meatballs to go with the pasta. Thanks for the recipe and for visiting my blog.

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  2. mmm..what a great recipe girl. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Yummy! Those look delish and as my husband just found he was diabetic would be just the thing. I'm a new follower. Won't you come by and share at Totally Transformed? I know my readers would love to see. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com

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  4. Wonderful recipe, Kelly--we like meatballs here, and I like low-carb recipes, so this is a keeper!

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  5. As I said before I love this low carb recipe. I'm going to try it soon. Thanks for linking up at Totally Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

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  6. Yumm you're makin me hungry! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  7. These sound wonderful! Stopping by from Carole's Chatter.

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