As I'm writing this it's sunny and like 12 degrees outside, so it seems funny that just YESTERDAY I came home from work determined to whip up some warm comfort food for dinner! Nothing says comfort food like pasta, or more specifically, spaghetti!
Growing up my mom made a delicious spaghetti sauce- heavy on the brown sugar, spices and ground beef! And we ate that spaghetti sauce like it was the main part of the dish- tiny bit of pasta, LOTS of sauce! When I married David who is 1/4 Italian, but thinks he's a full Italian ;), I had to change my spaghetti game. David likes really light sauces that basically taste like crushed tomatoes (IE. NO BROWN SUGAR or SPICES) and he likes meatballs instead of ground beef! He also has strong feelings about whole wheat (ww) pasta.....see text below:
On Thursday I set out to make meatballs for the first time! Since Robert and I both try to stick to a low FODMAP diet (we feel sick when we eat garlic, onion, avocado, normal bread AND MANY MORE etc.) I tried out a recipe that didn't include any bread crumbs or garlic/onion powder and REALLY hoped that it was delicious because MAN, MEAT IS EXPENSIVE!! Luckily, even the (**1/4**) Italian among us gave this recipe a double thumbs up!
While this is by NO means a healthy meal (for your body or the environment) it was the perfect TREAT for a chilly night! I highly suggest you test it out during the next April (...or May?!?!) snow storm! ;)
What you'll need:
- 1/2lb ground beef
- 1/2lb ground lamb
- 1/2lb ground pork
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp poultry seasoning
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1 tbsp basil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- olive oil (for frying pan)
1. Mix meat in a bowl
2. Add seasoning and mix some more
3. Heat oil in frying pan
4. Roll meat into 1.5inch diameter balls
5. Place meatballs in frying pan (3 minutes per "side")
6. Cover meatballs and leave until they are cooked throughout! (I added my sauce at this point and left the pot on 'simmer' for an hour while I went to the gym)
7. ENJOY served over whole wheat, vegetable OR white pasta!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,