Sunday, August 5, 2012

Baked Meatballs

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.

Main Ingredients:
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!
 ~Tarabud



 



2 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering for these baked meatballs. I always have grass fed beef in my freezer. I order it online from La Cense Beef about once a month. Their new catalog just came out. I usually cook meatloaf, meatballs or burgers. I love trying all different kinds of recipes. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks. Oh, and by the way, where do you get your grass fed beef from?

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  2. Dear Nancy,
    Glad I could entice! I frequent the farmers market by my home and for this recipe used Organic Pastures grass feed beef.
    Let me know how yours turns out!
    ~Tarabud

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