Meatballs!

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I think I made too many. :)

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Basic recipe of 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 egg and 1 cup panko bread crumbs.

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Ground a tablespoon of dried porcini mushroom with a teaspoon of smoked applewood salt from Washington state. Sifted it through a mesh screen so just the dust is used.

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When you add meatloaf ingredients, you are guaranteed a tender meatball.. Careful to bake first, just so it is browned, so you can simmer through and braise with the sauce.

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Roasted garlic for the tomato sauce.

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Tomatoes, wine, oregano, bay leaf, fresh basil, porcini water, garlic, onions, carrot, celery… Simmered for an hour.

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Using a vitamix I blended the sauce until nice and pulverized.

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Braised the meatballs for at least 20 minutes while I prepared and cooked the packaged pasta.  Buccatini!

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Once the buccatini is cooked, I mix it into the cooked meatball sauce.  Serve the noodles first, then add meatballs, extra sauce and more fresh basil for garnish. 

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2 responses to “Meatballs!

  1. I LOVE making meatballs! I could snack on them all day.

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