Meatballs, those little round gems made from ground meat, eggs, and seasonings, are one of the best foods to have on hand for a quick dinner. Combine the breadcrumbs with the cream in a large mixing bowl and leave for a little while to swell. The Italian version, polpette, are more delicate and are not necessarily paired with pasta (find some polpette recipes in our family feasting meatball selection).
Crockpot Swedish Meatballs is a classic and rich recipe that is super easy to make. Harrell, chef and partner at Cibo e Beve Italian Kitchen & Bar, has many meatball tricks up her sleeve. For this recipe, use only the bottom four inches: Cut off the bottom, peel off and discard any dry outer layers to get to the tender bulb, trim it to four inches, and proceed with the recipe.
Freeze them after baking or cut this recipe in half (but I say freeze them and then you’ve done the work only once and have a future meal). Embracing your suggestion to make a recipe that appeals to you right away, rather than filing it away for a future date, I made these for dinner last night.
The tempeh will come across as a little bitter, but once coated, baked and served with marinara it’s not nearly as apparent. Fortified with healthy swaps and add-ins, these meatball recipes will fill you up with protein and nutrients while you satisfy your comfort food craving.
There are so many different meatball recipes out there, it’s hard to know which is best. I’m recently vegetarian and this was literally the first recipe I tried and I’m in love. At Dominick’s, Chef Boudet offers a meatball flight” that brings together three tastes on one plate.