Monday, July 26, 2010


Every great once in a while (read 2-3 times per month), I pour a large glass of red wine and cook for a couple of hours. This occasionally produces some blog-worthy food. I'm not a professional blogger, so all of this food gets eaten, regardless of Big Daddy Awesome's opinion of said food. These meatballs, however, are delicious!

First, pour yourself a large glass of your favorite red wine!


1 lb ground beef
1 lb hot Italian sausage (5 links), casings removed
1 Tbsp oregano
1 egg
1/4 bread crumbs (scant 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup shredded Romano or Parmesan or Asiago cheese

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Mix all of the ingredients together with your hands, incorporating the ingredients well.

Form int 1-2 Tbsp meatballs and bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.

At this point, you can add the meatballs to preheated marinara sauce or cool, preparing to freeze.

Ed likes to use the meatballs with store bought marinara sauce with 1 Tbsp of brown sugar and 1 can of diced tomatoes.

I like to use 10 lbs of meat and make enough to freeze for nights when I work and Ed has to cook dinner.

Serve the meatball and marinara over the pasta you love best!

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