Grass Fed Meatball Recipe
This past week has seen a lot of changes in the weather. Even though the forecasters are saying SPRING is coming! (I’m looking at you Chuck the groundhog.) Well, as I sit here drinking my hot cocoa and watching the snow fall from my window in Lake Tahoe, I’m not too sure about that. This grass fed meatball recipe has always been a hardy winter comfort food in my family. Since it has been so snowing and cold this past week, what better than to share a healthy twist to a family favorite with grass fed ground beef!
This Do-It-Yourself grass fed meatball recipe is a twist on traditional meatballs. In addition, it’s sure to be a recipe to enjoy with the whole family. The kids may even want to help with this fun creation! That’s a double score in my book. Also, make sure when your mini chefs prepare the meatballs everyone adheres to raw hygiene food safety guidelines.
Furthermore, this recipe is truly as simple as you can get with DIY meatballs. As a result, there is no fancy mix to buy. Most importantly, you more than likely have all these ingredients in your pantry at this very moment! As with any recipe, note the serving size is 2 to 3 in this recipe but can easily be adapted by doubling the ingredients needed for more. I coupled my grass fed meatball recipe with traditional spaghetti (extra thick variety), although any pasta goes nicely with this recipe.
Let the awe ensue, shock the non-believers with this delicious grass fed meatball recipe.
They won’t be able to tell the difference. Don’t forget to share your creation here at Pasture Perfect!
Grass Fed Meatball Recipe
Serves 2 to 3
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
- 1/2 c Crumbled Crackers (any variety to your preference I choose Ritz)
- Salt and Pepper to taste (optional)
- Half an onion – finely chopped
- 1 egg – beaten (I use farm fresh free range eggs)
- 1/2 lb Pasture Perfect Grass Fed Ground Beef
- splash of oil or butter
- your choice of pasta & sauce
- First, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil for your choice of pasta and cook as directed.
- Secondly, take crackers and crumble till you have about 1/2 cup. Pour crackers into a large mixing bowl and add salt and pepper to taste (I used a dash of each).
- Chop half a large onion until finely chopped and add to mixing bowl.
- Beat 1 egg and mix into mixing bowl making sure all the crackers are moistened.
- Now to the fun part, we’re getting down to the beef of the matter! (Pun intended) Time to call in the mini chefs to help. So, add in that beautiful hunk of ground beef, don’t be afraid to mix it in with your hands! Take the well-blended mix and shape into balls, about the size of a ping pong/golf ball.
- In a large deep pan, splash oil or butter into the pan and gently set the meatballs in. Then, let cook on each side for a couple minutes and continue to rotate in order to thoroughly cook them.
- Once all sides have browned, add your choice of sauce. (I made a simple tomato sauce with pesto and garlic paste.) Bring sauce to boil and let simmer for a few minutes for the sauce to thicken to preference.
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