When I took out the ground beef for dinner last night, I knew I wanted to make meatballs out of it but didn’t really want to cook another pasta dish. Yah know, like spaghetti and meatballs. We just had the cod fish and penne with asparagus the other night so another pasta night was really not an option. Who said you have to have pasta with meatballs anyway? Meatballs sub sounded good but I didn’t have the bread for it.
So what to do, what to do, tick tock tick tock, you’re husband is going to school in an hour or so, start cooking for dinner. That was my mindset in the kitchen yesterday. I finally made the decision to make large meatballs big enough to serve as main entree. I added sliced green peppers and mushrooms for an added texture and flavor.
|Meatballs W/ Mushrooms & Green Peppers|
- 3-4 pounds of ground beef
- 3/4 cup of bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- sprinkle of garlic powder
- sprinkle of dried oregano
- sprinkle of dried basil
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- sprinkle of salt and pepper
- 1 jar of pizza sauce(or spaghetti sauce)
- 1 green onion, seeded and chopped
- 3-4 button mushrooms, chopped
- Preheat the open to 355
- In a bowl, combine the beef, egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, plus salt and pepper. Gather some to form a ball, much bigger than a golf ball. Place in a sheet pan. Repeat until you have formed all the meatballs.
- Bake it in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
- While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce in medium heat. In a sauce pan, pour the pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce, then season with the garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir and let it bubble up once. Add the green pepper and mushrooms. Stir and continue to simmer in low heat.
- Add the meatballs into the sauce. Gently stir to coat the meatballs with the sauce. Cook in medium heat for about 5 minutes.
- Serve with bread to deliciously soak up the sauce.