What is brown, made of meat, and shaped like a ball?

That’s right! Meatballs.

I am one of those people who really doesn’t like meat sauce on spaghetti. I don’t know what it is about the meat being ground into the sauce, but I just don’t really like it. I think it’s because it’s difficult to get a good serving of meat, sauce, and noodle on one fork.

Because of this I have developed a taste for meatballs. They aren’t really much more than ground meat shaped into balls and thrown into spaghetti, but in my opinion they really add something to an otherwise average dish.

There are only a few ingredients to meatballs, which makes them very simple to make. Really there’s nothing to it.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. Meat (ground)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 c. Crackers/Bread
  • 1-3 Eggs
  • Seasonings (salt, pepper, anything else you have laying around)

For the hardware all your gonna need is:

  • a bowl
  • 2 hands
  • a toaster oven/oven
  • an oven trey

Preheat oven to 350.

Basically making the balls consists of crumbling up the bread, and mixing all the ingredients together into a large bowl. After you get a really gross raw meat consistency throughout reach in there and pull out a handful.

Next is my favorite part. Gently shape the meat into a ball in your hands. Roll it between your palms to get the right shape. When you have it place it on the trey to bake.

Bake the balls for about 20 minutes or until brown all the way through*, and you’re done!

Now that you have a ton of meatballs you might be wondering how you’re going to eat them. I find that they go best with a nice red sauce you can buy at any grocery store in a jar or a can. After mixing the red sauce and the meatballs you really can’t go wrong. I ate them atop a bed of ramen, but you can eat them in a bun, between two slices of bread, or even plain.

As always you should try this recipe yourself. Weather you are restricted by living in a dorm room or have the luxury of a full kitchen making meatballs is going to be fun. Make them yourself, and tell me how it turns out!

*Consuming raw or uncooked meat is bad for you and should be avoided at all costs

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