Dreamy's Meat Ball recipe:
In a large mixing bowl: Place 1 chub of gr. chuck (small sz)
1-2 onions, chopped
2 TB. crushed/minced garlic
Big splash of *Lea & Perrins* Worcestershire sauce (must be L&P brand! )
a few slices of stale French bread torn up
1/2 C. Matzo meal
3/4 C. Progresso Italian bread crumbs
5 grinds of Tellicherry black pepper
1 tsp. Italian herbs (not salt)
In a heavy skillet, drizzle xtra virgin olive oil and heat.
Mix ingredients well and form into balls.
Place in heated pan and cover half of pan w/ a lid (splatters)
Turn around and brown well.
This is a basic recipe I use.
In the past, I have experimented w/ squirts of ketchup, mustard, plain breadcrumbs (for Albondigas/Spanish meat ball stew), chopped fresh cilantro, crushed red pepper, dark brown sugar to caramelize in pan juices, and crumbled blu cheese.
Think of your fave meat loaf shaped into balls.
Can be tossed into pasta sauce w/ thick meaty slices of vari-colored bell peppers and eaten w/ bread, pasta, rice.