:D Hi there; I just use the basic ingredients (kind of like my meatloaf) – burger meat, breadcrumbs, l egg, italian seasoning and salt and pepper. I don’t like to pan fry anymore; it’s easier to put all your meatballs in a cookie sheet and bake until done.
I make a spaghetti sauce rather than meatballs. ÝI cook the meat drain the fat than pat even more fat out with paper towels. ÝI add the sauce and cook it for several hours. I cook onions with the meat then add more when I cook the sauce down (love onions). ÝI do this because I Ýdon’t like bread in my spaghetti. Ý Ý
This is a wonderful recipe for meatballs handed from my grandmother:
For every two pounds of ground beef use:
one egg 4 tablespoons of ketchup 1-2 tablespoons of mustard 1/2 medium onion very finely chopped 2-3 tablespoons of worcester sauce 2 teaspoons oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons of your favorite steak seasoning approximately 1 cup oatmeal
Mix everything except the oatmeal, with your hands. When mixed, add oatmeal in small handfulls, kneading until fully mixed. The oatmeal acts to keep the shape of the meatball as well as absorb extra moisture from the ingredients, making very flavourful meatballs. Cook about 16 meatballs for 40-45 minutes at 400 degrees. Drain fat and place on paper towel on a cooling rack. This recipe makes excellent hamburgers as well as meatloaf. Play with the seasonings for different tastes. For added nutrition, try adding flax and/or chopped spinach.