Many people avoid of making meat balls because it seems like sort of hard to fry them for some individuals especially who does not have lots of experience on the kitchen. With this an easy meat ball recipe you will not only get an extremely delicious meal, but reduce your time spent on kitchen for making the dish as well.
Nowadays many people are more and more concern about healthy diets and try to reduce frequency of fried food consumption. So, in order to eliminate frying part of the meat ball recipe, you can just bake them longer and you will still get the desired result. Some people think that it is faster to fry the meat balls first and then place them in the oven for about 15 minutes, but usually baking time won’t take longer than you would spend on frying portion and then baking all together.
In addition, this simple recipe of delicious meat balls won’t require you to stay on the kitchen after you place them in the oven. They will be evenly brown without the need of flipping each ball and worrying that some of them might stick to the bottom of the fry pan, be over fried, or even burned.
- 2 pounds of ground pork meat (turkey, beef meat or combination of those will work fine as well)
- 1 large onion grated
- 1 large potato grated
- salt and pepper by taste
- 2 large cloves of grated garlic
- 1 large egg
- 2 slices of Italian bread (other kind of bread can work as well, but be careful with some American soft bread
- 1/3 cup of slightly warm water
- barbeque sauce
- tomato sauce
In large bowl put ground pork meat and pour some water there to get rid of some remaining blood. Leave the meat in water for a few minutes then drain the water. Then salt and pepper the meat. On a small grate shred to the mixture onion, garlic, and potato. Add there an egg and crumbed bread. Mix it well with your hand preferably. The mixture supposed to be slightly wet otherwise the meat balls might be sort of dry once baked. On the other hand, it should not be way too wet because then it may be hard to form shape of a ball from that. Some people like to put rice instead of potato or use them both. Lastly add warm water to the meat if necessary depending on how wet the mixture already.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease a little bit a regular baking pan or glass baking pan with vegetable oil and pour there tomato sauce. With your hands form the desired size of balls and place them in the sauce. You can form these balls as big as about the size of a baseball if you want to. Pour on top of each ball some barbeque sauce. Place the sheet in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes or until your meat balls turn brown.
You can serve this dish with mash potatoes, rice, or pasta. Enjoy your meal!