Wrap the crackers in a tea towel and smash up until fine, breaking up any big bits with your hands, then tip into a large bowl. I have to admit I made these a mashup of your phenomenal baked turkey meatballs ( of which I am a huge fan) and cooked pancetta and onion into the pork/ beef mixture. Ree swaps out unwieldy strands of spaghetti for rigatoni to capture more sauce in each bite of this Italian-American favorite.
In any case, making a tender meatball relies on a few basic principles: First there’s ratio, and about 20 percent of the meat mix should be fat. Made this for dinner- 1/2 organic pork, 1/2 grass fed beef- doubled the recipe and cooked in my own homemade sauce from my own canned tomatoes- delicious.
We’re a British family living in Copenhagen, Denmark and I just fancied making something new”, and came across this recipe. The recipe for these mild and delicate meatballs comes from the grandfather of Swedish traditional cooking, Tore Wretman. Think meatball and your protein-starved brain may begin conjuring images of bowls heaped with pasta and cheese but there are plenty of equally satisfying ways to utilise juicy, flavoursome meatballs – surely one of the best ways to cap off a meal.
At 6 years old, I had reason to believe my mother’s spaghetti and meatballs was the most marvelous culinary achievement ever created. Although this recipe isn’t as low in carbohydrates as most, it’s got a ton of protein , a macronutrient that boosts metabolic activity, increases satiety, and even helps the body retain muscle while frying flab.
I only mentioned this because when, as an adult, I began to consider the meatball as something apart from the flavor-anchors of spaghetti and a busy marinara sauce, I realized I wanted much more out of my meatballs. Note: This recipe makes about 10 handball-sized meatballs; you can make them smaller or larger, as you prefer, but cooking times will change.