Let's be honest all you meat eaters.
Who doesn't love a good meatball with their sandwich or spaghetti sauce?
I thought I would surprise my husband with meatballs for dinner, as we have been eating very healthy for our hearts lately, with lots of tofu, okra, and oyster mushrooms. I say let's mix it up!
So infrequently I will throw in a dish with grass fed beef, locally grown.
These meatballs have a fabulous balance of sweetness and savory.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1 lb of grass feed beef
1/3 cup of chopped white onion
1 tsp of Blackstrap molasses
1 tsp of sea salt
1/2 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
A pinch of Santa Fe Peppers
A Splash of cream
For baking you will need:
1/3 cup or less of ketchup
1/3 cup of water
In a large bowl place all ingredients and mix with your hands.
Make small balls, rolling them in your hand.
One pound will make enough to fill a 9x13 buttered baking dish.
Finally before putting dish in the oven,
add 1/3 cup of water, and a dollop of ketchup to each meat ball.
Bake for 45-50 minutes (grass fed beef cooks faster than commercial beef).
Make sure not to brown them, so they will melt in your mouth.
Drain the extra fat from baking dish with a large serving spoon. Enjoy with any dish you like!
This evening I happened to make a fresh tomato and basil sauce over spaghetti.
Enjoy with family and friends!
Blessed be the cows!