Meatballs are a great for families because they are so versatile! You can eat them on their own with some veggies on the side, put them into a sandwich and of course, with spaghetti.
Here is a quick and easy meatball recipe that can also be adapted to include more flavours but is great just as is. Bonus? All the ingredients are cheap and easy to find and freeze wonderfully for a fast dinner on busy nights. This recipes yields around 30 meatballs.
1 lbs lean ground pork
1 apple – small diced
¼ C onion (yellow or white) small diced
¼ C panko bread crumbs
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 410oC.
Combine ground pork, diced apple, diced onion, egg and panko bread crumbs in a bowl. Add a few turns of salt and pepper.
Form into 1.5″-2″ balls (slightly smaller than golf-balls) and place on a raised rack in a baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes, turning the meatballs about halfway through. Change bake setting to broil and broil for 5 minutes.
Tip: Use a baking dish with a rack and pour a little bit of water inside. Placing the meatballs on a rack will help drain extra fat and the water will keep it from smoking while broiling.