Nick's Homemade Meatballs

A simple, go-to meal of ours is some form of pasta, usually spaghetti and meatballs. Nick's family is Italian, so many of his comfort food recipes are based in that type of cuisine.

Sometimes we make our own sauce. We did last year when I had received a ton of tomatoes from the CSA I was in. We froze it in portions and I had homemade sauce for quite some time. Right now, though, tomatoes just aren't ready for sauce making. We always make our own meatballs, though.

1/2 lb pork
1 lb ground sirloin
1 pieces of bread, soaked with water and sqeezed
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil

Mix the meats, spices, and bread together. Add bread crumbs as necessary to thicken the mixture.

Roll them into a decent size ball. Ours were about an inch and a half in diameter. Fry in a skillet, rotating until brown on all sides. Add sauce to the skillet once the meatballs are browned and bring to a simmer. Thin out the sauce with water so it can thicken back up during cooking. This will finish cooking the meatballs. Toss in some cooked pasta for a quick and easy dinner.

What are some of your go-to comfort foods?

1 lovely comments:

  1. Fantastic looking meatballs!!!

    Note to self: make meatballs this weekend!