I will admit that it may seem a little odd to emulate a recipe from a low cost furniture store. Form meatball mixture into handball-sized balls and arrange on prepared baking sheet; you should be able to make about 10. Broil meatballs until browned on top, about 7 minutes (browning times can vary dramatically, depending on oven broiler strength).
Once meatballs have finished cooking, you can either dip each meatball individually (using a toothpick) in the sauce mixture. The recipe took about five hours, start to finish, an admittedly large time commitment, but the end result was well worth the wait.
This recipe reimagines stuffed grape leaves by rolling flavorful lamb meatballs in collard greens. Perhaps meatballs deserve to share in the old wisecrack about sausage making and politics—the less you know about the process, the more you respect it. These days, however, discriminating chefs and cooks take pride in their meatball grind.
Perhaps you are like me in this way: I have recipes everywhere…a shelfful of cookbooks, a box with recipe cards, and various pages torn from magazines, newspapers…and so many slips of scrap paper with my own hand-written notes that I scratch out as I create in the kitchen.
So if the recipe calls for 2 tablespoons, I would use maybe 1 1/2 tablespoons, maybe a little less. If you can’t find lingonberry jelly, use cranberry or highbush cranberry jelly. Using clean hands, shape the meatballs into rounds, roll in the breadcrumbs and place the meatballs in miniature muffin tin cups.