Sunday, March 4, 2007

A Speecy-Spicy-Meat-A-Ball

Remember that commercial. I don't know which product it was for, but I can still hear the man saying I Like-A Speecy-Spicy-Meat-A-Ball. That's what we had for dinner. The kids engaged the Parental Taxi Service today as they all went to play with friends. Sherwood had band practice so I fixed dinner while he went to pick them up. He wanted pasta with meatballs. I cooked up my special quickandeasy meatballs and ended up making meatball patties. We tried the Barilla protein pluse penne and it was really quite good. A little fresh broccoli on the side and we had a yummy meal. The sauce we used was Emeril's Kicked up Tomato. Here is the recipe for the quickandeasy meatballs.
QuickAndEasy Turkey Meatballs
Serves 4 hungry people
1 lb fresh ground turkey
1 egg
1 cup dry seasoned turkey/chicken stuffing mix
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 garlic clove minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix all of the above ingredients together with your hands until well combined. Form into 12-14 meatballs. If you like you can flatten them into little patties. Place them in a large saute pan with a teaspoon or so of oil. Cook meatballs until browned on all sides and meat is done. If you have other things to do you can place the meatballs on a sheet pan and bake them in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Heat up the tomato sauce of your choice and pour it over your meatballs in the pan. Serve over pasta with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley.
Garlic bread makes a nice accompaniment as well.

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