Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Meatballs and Sauce

It's Food Day at the office tomorrow and this is my Halloween treat to the crew!

Meatballs - you'll need:

1 lb ground beef
1 cup softened bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbl soy sauce
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
chopped scallions and sesame seeds to garnish

Mix all ingredients (except scallions and sesame seeds) until thoroughly combined.  You don't want any lumps at all, your mixture should hold together well and be smooth.

Place meatballs on a greased cooking dish that can accommodate the grease that will render when baking.  Bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 350* - until the meatballs are well done through the center.  Drain in a colander the place in a crock pot or serving dish.  I always cut one per batch with a fork to check that the centers are well done.

Sauce - you'll need:

1 cup ketchup
1 Tbl yellow or Dijon mustard
3/4 cup pineapple juice
2 Tbl soy sauce
3 Tbl brown sugar

Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.  Pour over meatballs and heat through. 

I like to let this mixture sit in the fridge overnight - the flavors seem to marry much better.  Reheat and serve.

I garnish mine with scallions and sesame seeds - it just makes a pretty presentation.

These serve nicely over rice or with picks as an easy to eat finger food.  You can serve the left overs (but you won't have any as these things go fast) on a sub roll with a slice of provolone cheese as a meatball sandwich.

We just love these and I hope you do too!

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