Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dinner and a Movie - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Light as a Cloud Meatballs and Steve-ghetti
Over-Mutated Garlic Bread
Ice Cream Snowball! (Blue Bell Happy Tracks)

Meatballs and Spaghetti
2 pounds ground turkey (can replace with ground beef if preferred)
1 medium onion, finely chopped/diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons EVOO
1 cup beef broth
Italian Seasoning, to taste (oregano, basil, parsley, coriander, paprika, sage, thyme - whatever you like)
salt and pepper to taste

The secret to these meatballs is working the ground meat as little as possible.

Gently break up the ground meat in a large bowl. 
Add onion, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, olive oil and seasonings, evenly spreading over the turkey.
Pour beef broth over mixture, lightly toss ingredients to mix.
Gently form into balls, do not roll.
Line a cookie sheet with the meatballs so they do not touch.
Bake at 350 degrees until done (time depends on size of meatballs).  To test take a meatball out and break it open to check doneness.

Place meatballs in your favorite sauce (homemade or jar) and simmer for 30 minutes. 
Serve over your favorite pasta and top with parmesan.

Garlic Bread
2 tablespoons EVOO
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
french or Italian bread (I used Leidenheimer pistolettes)

Gently warm evoo, butter and garlic (on stove or in microwave).
Slice open bread, drizzle with olive oil mixture.
Toast under broiler, watch closely it is a short time from perfectly toasted to burnt.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of that movie, but dinner looks fantastic!