So in true Erica fashion I forgot to take meat out of the freezer for dinner today! Luckily I realized this while Kevin and I were in Vancouver picking up my race packet for tomorrow’s Color me rad run! We made a quick stop at Whole foods on Cambie! I was a happy girl!! We picked up lots of yummy stuff and decided to make meatballs!
These meatballs are moist and flavorful. They can be used in a variety of ways such as meatball subs or appetizers. Tonight I served them on pasta with veggie loaded sauce and a warm fresh baked parmesan herb muffin for a filling, healthy pre race dinner!
1 Pound of extra lean ground beef
1/2 pound of ground pork
1 small pepper chopped
1/2 a medium onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 egg beaten
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
5 splashes worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup oats
4 crushed stone wheat crackers
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 tablespoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
Optional ingredients but suggested for yum factor!
1/2 cup crispy onions
1/4 cup tortilla strips
Mix ground beef and ground pork
Cooking will depend on the size you made. Just be sure the internal temperatures reaches 165 degrees. I did this by baking them in the oven for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. I cooked uncovered for the first 20 minutes then loosely covered with foil for the last 20 minutes. Feel free to pan fry these if you choose! I cooked mine in our new specialty meatball pan. The pan is designed to let the fat run out and works fanatically!