Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Meatball Recipe and Meatball Sandwich

I am way super lucky this week! Jesse said he'll do all the cooking and I can just relax and let my wrist heal!! Ya-whoo!!!

So, I thought I would share my to-die-for meatball recipe. We usually eat it with spaghetti, but it also makes great meatball sandwiches, or you can cook them in a crockpot with grape jelly and chili sauce for a fun party treat.
Meatballs in Marinara
Meatball Recipe
yields: 30-35 meatballs
1 lb. ground beef
1 Tablespoon dried onion
1 Tablespoon dried parsley*
1/2 teaspoon dried garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 400. Mix all the ingredients together. Roll into tablespoon size balls and lay in a 9x13 pan with a little space between them. Bake for 15-20 minutes. You may want to drain the meat fat off- or leave it for extra flavor.

If you are going to use a marinara sauce just pour it over the meatballs after 15 minutes. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly. I just use one large can of Hunts Original Sauce. The meatballs have so much flavor that you don't need a fancy sauce.

Meatball Sandwich on my Farm Bread
*I recently had some friends question me as to whether parsley actually adds flavor to foods (here in the Northwest it is just a garnish). I want to clarify that parsley adds an enormous amount of flavor, as do most herbs. If you leave it out of the meatballs you will be disappointed! Also, you can add basil if you want a more Italian flavor or thyme for a French flavor.


  1. I love the recipes you post! There has been plenty of nights I have had nothing on the menu and with much relief your blog has saved dinner.


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