That quest is to construct the perfect unique meatball EVER!
I have never been a fan as I am sure you know, if you read my posts, but lately my taste for them is changing!
This is kind of a weird variation I came up with when I realized I was all out of bread crumbs BUT I had Lemon Pepper Panko.
Pfffffft…. Why not?
If it comes out terrible we can always order Chinese right?
Well there was no need for that because I think they came out amazing!
I guess it pays to be a wine-o and drink while making dinner because you really think out side of the box when you run into a bit of a culinary problem! Hehe
3 Lbs Ground Beef
1 Cup Onions; Finely Chopped
1 Cup Green Peppers; Finely Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic; Minced
1 1/2 Cup Lemon Pepper Panko
(Sorry the flour in the bowl is probably hurting your eyes lol)
Take a large sip our your wine to brace your self for what is to come….
Now put the hamburger into a large bowl and add the peppers, onions, garlic, salt, panko, and eggs.
Combine well with your hands….. (this is why we prepared our selves with the wine!) Then start forming them into balls.
Once all the meatballs are formed, heat about 1/2″ of vegetable oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
You will know the oil is hot enough when a pinch of flour sizzles in the oil.
Now working in small batches so the meatballs dont steam, roll about 6 balls in the bowl of flour then drop into the oil.
Only roll the balls that you are frying otherwise if you roll them all at once, the longer they sit they absorb the flour, so you have to re-roll them! (if that makes any sence to you.)
Turn when a nice brown crust starts to form.
Remove the meatballs that are done, and move onto the next batch.
Once all the meatballs are nice and seared, bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until cooked throughly.
YAY! And that is the new and improved meatball recipe!!!!!!
This time around I just served them in a tomato sauce over pasta.
I just sautéed some peppers and onions.
Added tomato sauce
And topped cooked pasta with the meatballs, tomato sauce, and fresh grated parmesan cheese!