Monday, March 21, 2016

Mama Megan's Meatballs

So unfortunately for you guys I'm one of those horrible people who doesn't measure anything when cooking my own recipes. I apologize in advance but honestly you're going to want to mess around cooking these a few times before you find your own personal sweet spot.

1 lb ground turkey
Italian breadcrumbs (between 1/2 cup and 1 cup)
Mozzarella cheese (to taste)
Parmesan cheese (anywhere from a 1/4 cup to 3/4 cup)
Basil (to taste)
Chives (to taste)
Minced onions (to taste)
Red pepper flakes (to taste)
One egg
Garlic (I use both powder and fresh minced)
Parsley (to taste)
Oregano (to taste)
About 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce or A1 sauce (or both) 
1 package mozzarella cheese sticks
Your favorite pasta sauce. I usually mix ragu with something a little more "Italian" like prego or Aldis brand and add sugar and red pepper to taste.

Step 1: Plug in your crockpot and fill it with pasta sauce. Set it on low. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees

Step 2: Mix the rest of the above ingredients except for the mozzarella cheese sticks in a bowl.

Step 3: Chop the mozzarella cheese sticks into cubes, and roll the meatballs around the cubes.

Step 4: Put the meatballs in the oven for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the balls and how long you plan on leaving them in the crockpot.

Step 5: Transfer the meatballs from the pan to the crockpot and set it to medium heat. Let them simmer for as long as you have til dinner time (the longer they stay in the sauce the more it will seep into the meatballs and the more flavorful they will be)

Serve with pasta or on subs.

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