when baking, follow directions.. when cooking, go by your own taste.. ~ Laiko Bahrs
well, there’s something in Cosmopolitan that talked about meat and pasta being the way to a man’s stomach and heart.. hmm.. i don’t know.. meat, yes, for sure.. but, pasta, i don’t know.. however, i do know that hubs loves my meat balls and pasta.. his eyes practically light up whenever he comes home from work, strolls into the kitchen and sees a pot of meat balls swimming in tomato sauce.. he slurps the whole thing up, pasta, meat balls and sauce faster than you can say “meat balls pasta”..
the secret to my meat balls? we-e-ll, there really is no secret, honestly.. it’s the simplest meat balls recipe i know.. but then again, it’s the simplest recipes that yield great dishes, i suppose..
you can use whichever type of minced meat to make these meat balls.. hubs prefers beef, while i personally like lamb.. sometimes, i mix these two when i can’t decide on which..
i like to sear the meat balls in a pan to brown on all sides before dropping them into hot, bubbling pasta sauce to cook further, as opposed to baking them in the oven.. sure, it’s a tad faster to shove the whole lot into the oven and leave it to cook in there while you tend to other stuff.. but, i still prefer the stove top browning in a pan method.. i find the oven method leaves the meat balls a little dry somehow.. besides, i just LOVE the sizzling sound of the meat balls searing in hot oil.. however, if you’re paranoid about all the grease in the pan stuff, just opt for the oven method..
so-o-o, here’s my meat balls pasta recipe..