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Old 06-03-2009, 10:10 AM   #1
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Magic Meatballs

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My son has got it into his head that he wants to cook meatballs at the weekend when we're together. Does anyone know of any good and easy recipes that will let him get his hands mucky but aren't too complicated cheers! B

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Old 06-03-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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MEATBALLS

MIX TOGETHER
SHAPE INTO BALLS
BAKE IN A 350’ OVEN UNTIL BROWN

3 POUNDS GROUND BEEF
2 CUPS QUICK OATMEAL
13 OUNCE CAN EVAPORATED MILK
1 CHOPPED ONION
2 EGGS
2 TEASPOONS CHILI POWDER
1 TEASPOON SALT
TEASPOON PEPPER
TEASPOON GARLIC POWDER

Here's one I use quite often. They hold together well...but aren't very spicy. You could spice them up by adding some cayenne...or other spices if you prefer a spicier meatball.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:17 PM   #3
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Italian Meatballs?

2lbs lean ground beef,seasoned with s&p and basil
Ground Turkey,Chicken,veal works just as well.
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
2 egg yolks plus an (additional 2 well beaten,set aside)
1 slice of bread
2 cup soft bread crumbs
Mozzarella cheese cut into small chunks
1/2 cup Olive oil.
Preheat your oven @350
Makes 8

Mix in a large bowl the beef,seasonings,Worcestershire sauce,egg yolks,bread.When done shape them into large meat balls.
Put 1 chunk of cheese into the center of each ball.Reshape it making sure to close that seam.
Take your beaten eggs that you set aside earlier,and roll the meatball into,it needs a good coat.Then roll it again into the soft bread crumbs.
Do that until they are all completed.
In a large pan warm up the olive oil.Add the breaded meatballs into the pan.Cook on medium heat.Turning occasionally to brown on all sides.The coating will come off if they are turned too soon.It should only take 10 min or so to cook.
When done remove them to a a baking pan.
Bake them in the oven about 20 min.Or until the meat is thoroughly cooked.

Enjoy :)

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #4
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Any old meatball recipe will do...
THen have him make funny shapes, like square ones and pyramids and
doughnuts and such.
Assuming he's young enough to be interested.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:14 PM   #5
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Meatballs

Ground beef - all other ingredients depend on how much meat you start with
Fresh garlic - minced fine - to taste
Onion - minced fine - to taste
Fresh basil - chopped fine - to taste
Fresh oregano - chopped fine - to taste
Fresh parsley - chopped fine - to taste
Ground hot pepper flakes - to taste
Salt - to taste
Ground black pepper - to taste
Grated Romano and Parmesan cheeses - to taste
Egg - 1 per lb. of meat used
Bread crumbs - enough to bind and hold shape

Canola oil to fry balls in

Place all ingredients except oil in bowl and combine well. Shape meatballs, to the size you would like, by hand (I use a small cookie scooper/disher). Place canola oil in frying pan and heat. Fry meatballs till browned on all sides. Remove from oil and drain. Add to your favorite tomato sauce and simmer till fully cooked inside.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:14 PM   #6
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Porcupine Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 2/3 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Preparation:

Directions for porcupine meatballs
Mix ground beef with rice, 1/2 cup of water, chopped onion, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Shape porcupine ground beef mixture by tablespoon into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place the porcupine meatballs in an ungreased 2-quart shallow baking dish. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the porcupine meatballs. Cover and bake at 350 F. oven for about 45 minutes. Uncover and bake porcupine meatballs 15 to 20 minutes longer.
Porcupine meatballs serve 4 to 6.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:04 PM   #7
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I JUST did a meatball recipe yesterday. I'm a new cook and am still learning the ropes, so I can't really handle anything big yet...try this one. Super easy and I had everything on hand
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:28 AM   #8
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Wow
Lots of ideas to try here
He's 7 yrs old, and really not a fussy eater at all (unlike me when I was 7)
We'll probably get through all these recipes at some stage.
That's the thing about meatballs, once you've got your basics sorted out, it's a really good dish for experimentation.
Thanks for the input everyone
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:47 AM   #9
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Wow
Lots of ideas to try here
He's 7 yrs old, and really not a fussy eater at all (unlike me when I was 7)
We'll probably get through all these recipes at some stage.
That's the thing about meatballs, once you've got your basics sorted out, it's a really good dish for experimentation.
Thanks for the input everyone
hello robin.

i left out a very important step in my recipe. after you mix all the ingredients together make a small flat hamburger out of the meat. fry it, drain it and taste. correct seasoning to taste.

enjoy
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:12 AM   #10
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Heya
After seeing what ingredients we could get our hands on, e had a go at using half ground beef/half ground pork, using 1 egg to bind
Seasoned well, and used some rosemary and cumin
My son shaped the meatballs (even tried a bit of mozzarella in the middle) - very messy, but lots of fun
I did the sauce - a basic tomato and basil one - and served with spaghetti
We both did the eating
Lovely
Thanks everyone
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