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Italian Sausage Meatballs

Due to the begging of family and friends on Facebook, I present my Italian Sausage Meatballs. They’re 100% homemade, nothing prepackaged or anything like that. Of course, you can always cheat and buy uncased Italian Sausage and make them into meatballs, but this way is soooo much better. And it doesn’t really take any longer to make.

You’ll need the following;

  1. 1 lb of ground turkey
  2. 1/2 lb of ground beef
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese also minced
  5. Splash of worcestershire sauce
  6. 1 tsp tomato paste
  7. 3/4 of the Italian Sausage Spice Blend that I’ll go through first

So, for the spice blend, you’ll need

  1. 1 tsp black pepper
  2. 2 tsp salt
  3. 1 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  4. 1 tsp garlic powder
  5. 1/2 tsp paprika
  6. 1 tsp onion powder
  7. about 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper (or more to taste)

Put all the spices into a coffee/spice grinder, or you can use a magic bullet with the flat blade like I do, and process until it’s a consistent powder.

Now on to the meatballs. Preheat the oven to 350. To “mince” the mozzarella cheese, just run your knife through the shreds until they’re tiny pieces. Mix everything but the meat together with your fingers before adding the meat. Mix by hand until everything isĀ incorporatedĀ together. Form into meatballs to the size you want them. I made them large since they were the a main part of the meal.

Bake the meatballs for 25 minutes and then enjoy with a bed of vegetables or pasta.

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