It’s Sunday morning and you wake up to the smell of a fresh pot of sauce in the making. Mom is cooking old-fashioned Italian meatballs just like grandma used to make. At dinner, you sit down to enjoy the meal you’ve been eager to savor all day. Meatballs are a common recipe. It’s an easy meal to make on the weekends and store in the fridge for a quick weeknight meal. If you’re looking for a new, tasty weeknight dinner you’ve found it. Meatballs are so versatile. Therefore, they can be changed to match any craving.
Sansone Market has all the ingredients needed to prepare the traditional meatball we all know and love. However, if you want to switch it up, Sansone has the ingredients for that too. Not only will your meatballs taste great, but this is a fun dinner the whole family can enjoy.
There’s nothing like the original. Nonna’s (or grandma’s) meatballs are always the best. But, how are they made? It’s actually quite simple. These succulent spheres usually consist of ground beef and sometimes ground pork. Firstly, you mix the meat with onion, garlic, cheese, egg, bread, and parsley. Secondly, you bake the meatballs in the oven. Lastly, you toss them in a pot of ragú (or meat sauce). This allows them to simmer before being served. Now that we understand the basics, let’s dive into how we can change things up for a tasty twist.
4 Different Meatball Recipes
Meatballs are a fun and mouthwatering food. You can
- Party Meatballs with Tangy Sauce: If you’re looking for your next house party appetizer, you’ve found it. These bite-sized beauties are made with ground beef and pork. They include all the same seasonings in a typical meatball. The only difference is that they are doused in a sweet, pungent, and thick sauce. This sauce consists of ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, cayenne pepper and other seasonings for taste. Serve them with toothpicks or skewers for a tasty treat.
- Baked Stuffed Meatballs: These mouth-watering meatballs are easy to make, but will thrill guests when they find that gooey surprise inside. This recipe follows the traditional Italian recipe. However, this time you create a meat patty and place a cube of mozzarella on top. Then roll it into a ball. This is a similar technique to how you make rice balls. After you bake the meatballs throw them in sauce and enjoy!
- Hoisin Glazed Chicken Meatballs: These glazed chicken meatballs are a fusion of two cultures. You’ll shock your pallet with these little meatballs with an Asian flare. Your meat mixture is a minced boneless chicken thigh that you mix with spices. After you bake the meatballs, toss them in an Asian inspired sauce. This sauce consists of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger paste, garlic chili paste, and apricot preserves. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top to add that extra flare and serve them with rice or as a flavorsome appetizer.
- Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce: Is your mouth watering yet? Like the previous recipe, these meatballs are far from Italian. You make these Greek-inspired meatballs with a meat mixture of lamb, mayo, mint, lemon, red onion and more. You serve them with traditional Greek tzatziki sauce. The tzatziki sauce is a mixture of Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon, and mint. If you’re looking for a tangy and tasty appetizer for guests this is the recipe for you!
If you’re looking to show off some fresh new meals to your friends, meatballs are the way to go. You can customize meatballs to meet everyone’s tastes. Don’t know where to start? Sansone Market can help you find the ingredients for any type of meatball.