Recipes

Italian Meatballs

Posted By: UmmTaqwa on Feb 1, 2014

Prep Time: Approximate 30mins
Cook Time: 20 - 25mins
Serves: Approx 40 - 50 balls

Categories:
Snack, Dinner,

Description:
Want tasty meatballs for pasta or even on their own, without the fuss of having fresh herbs on hand? Here it is :):) These meatballs can be frozen (uncooked) and thawed for future meals too in sha Allah.

Ingredients:
1 kg beef mince
1 cup bread crumbs (I made my own using French loaf stick bread)
1/3 cup buttermilk (You can use full cream milk and add about 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, to create buttermilk)
1 egg
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius
In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs and buttermilk.
Stir until well combined. Set aside.
Add all other ingredients including the egg into a large bowl.
Once all other ingredients are in the large bowl, and the breadcrumbs have had a moment to absorb the buttermilk, add the breadcrumb mixture to the meat mixture.
Mix and knead the mixture with your hands until all ingredients are combined.
Scoop meat mixture by half tablespoon measures and form into balls. (Or however big or small you like).
Place balls on a tray under baking paper or glass baking dish fitted with foil for easy clean-up.
Bake at for 10 minutes.
Turn balls and cook for 10 – 15 minutes more, or until cooked through.


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