Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine meatballs were one of my childhood favorites.  It’s hard to imagine anyone NOT liking them.  Ground Beef and rice rolled into little balls, simmered in a tomato sauce?  Check!  They were usually served over yet more rice.  I ate the dish often as a kid, served it to my own kids, then forgot about it.  What?!?  Time to return to one of the best retro dishes, a simple recipe from the 60s! Continue reading

Juicy Lucy Meatballs

Juicy Lucy Meatballs

Juicy Lucy Meatballs

I normally make Swedish meatballs around the winter holidays but we’d just had a big meatball feed.  While my daughter, son, cousin and I made our yearly lefse, I had a crockpot of meatballs and another crockpot of mashed potatoes going for our dinner break.  There were leftovers for a couple of days so I had my craving sated for a few months.  Time for some new meatballs for our Christmas lunch. Continue reading

Molten Cheese Meatballs with Bowties

Molten Cheese Meatballs with Bowties

Molten Cheese Meatballs with Bowties

We do love our meatballs here and I have an excellent go-to recipe.  Well, it’s a casual recipe since I have it memorized and sort of eyeball the ingredients as I toss them into the bowl.  I wanted to tuck a cube of cheese into the meatballs this time.  Molten cheese oozing from our meatballs?  Oh yeah!  This is my first post on what will be Ground Beef Week.  Time to celebrate a very versatile meat! Continue reading