Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Best Meatballs

 I need to learn when to keep my big mouth shut.  I volunteered to donate my catering services for a fundraiser at the end of February. When I opened my big mouth, I assumed there would be about 50 people attending the event.  After I offered my services, I was told there would be 150-200 people.  Gulp! So, I stood in my kitchen the other day and made 300 meatballs to freeze for the event. 

 I don't know how I will serve these but they are good enough to eat plain.  I have a lot of cooking to do in this next month.  Sorry about the photos but at this time of year with the leaves down, I get some freakish sunlight through my window which makes for bad shots.

 Here is the recipe for a normal amount of meatballs:

2 # ground beef
1#  sage breakfast sausage
2 C. breadcrumbs
1/2 C. buttermilk
1 C. grated Parmesan cheese
1 medium grated onion with juice
1/2 C. diced fresh parsley
2 eggs
2 tsp. salt
1 T. black pepper
1 T. Italian seasoning
1 T. granulated garlic

Mix this together thoroughly. Make sure to grate your onion because it adds lots of flavor.

I formed the balls using a small ice cream scoop.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

14 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

They look yummy!
Lots of work though to serve so many people :-)

We can't buy buttermilk here any longer, all they produce goes to restaurants and bakeries.

Laurie M said...

how many meatballs will you make?? They sound wonderful!

Guillaume said...

They really look delicious though.

Guillaume said...

And you work hard, but theguests sure won't starve.

Barb said...

I have copied this recipe. Wow! You do have some work ahead of you. But you have cooked for the shelter so I have a feeling it won't be so hard for you to do this.

TARYTERRE said...

Love meatballs. This looks good. Like the sage sausage.

Robin Larkspur said...

That's a lot of meatballs! Are your hands sore from all the rolling?
Just spent some time catching up on older posts. Your basement project sounds a lot like my basement project. Good luck!!!
Love the applesauce recipe too.

Patty Woodland said...

I'll bet it's going to be a delicious party

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I just might make some tomorrow. Having the kids over to watch Downton Abby. These sound wonderful. Thanks, Joyce! :)

chickpea678 said...

Yep, I have one of those big mouths too. :-). But good thing is, I think your big mouth is controlled by your big heart.

Leeanna said...

So yummy! I love checking out your blog. You always have such good recipes and the food looks so darned good. I think I've tried almost everything you've posted. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes.

Mary Ann said...

Was up during the night and read this post on my phone... so... I'm trying these meatballs today! I can adjust them for the dialysis diet, and we are going to have them in a stroganoff! I'll let you know how they come out!

Sandy said...

Yummy, love meatballs! Thanks for sharing.

Kay said...

300 meatballs? OH MY GOSH! That's amazing. I was wondering how you got them all a uniform size. The ice cream scoop is a fabulous idea.