My meatball recipe

Okay, I’ll be honest, this is just something I’m moving off Facebook so I can find it later.

Meatballs are basically meatloaf in ball form, but I don’t like meatloaf and I do like meatballs. *shrug* I dunno. This is a composite of a couple different recipes I’ve seen. Probably next time I make them it’ll be different (I know it will – I’m about to and I’m didn’t buy an onion, because I hate what it does to my eyes.)

half eaten meatball

Silver’s Eat Alone Meatballs

1.25 lbs ground turkey
1.25 lbs ground beef
1 cup-ish whole wheat bread crumbs (I did two pieces of bread in the food processor. Pretty sure it was more than a cup)
1 egg
1/2 onion, diced (threw it in the food processor too. Onions kill me)
3 or so cloves of garlic, minced (in the food processor. I’m going to try cooking it first next time for that caramelized taste.)
1/2 cup-ish shredded carrot (I did a double handful of baby carrots, in the food processor)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp basil
2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
about 1/2 tsp Angostura bitters (I can’t tell if that made a difference or not, so optional)

Mix, form into 2 inch balls, cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. I put mine on wire racks on foil lined cookie sheets, but they didn’t make as much of a mess as I expected.

meatballs out of the oven and cooling

I think next time I’ll try putting some pureed zucchini in there, because I don’t eat enough produce. They taste good cold too, which was the plan I made them to have for lunches and camping. They freeze well.