4 Recipes to Celebrate #NationalMeatballDay

March 6, 2020
by Jade Farhat Our Recipes

    Forget about hectic nights deciding what you want for dinner. Instead opt for a delicious, creative, and hearty meatball recipe — after all, it’s National Meatball Day! 

    Meatballs aren’t just for topping on spaghetti — they are deliciously versatile because you can dress them with a variety of flavours! We’ve got four fun ways to spruce up your next meatball dinner. But first, we’re sharing our top meatball cooking tips.

    1. Keep the ingredients cold. Keep the fat from melting and breaking down before cooking by keeping things cool. Also, use a chilled bowl when mixing.
    2. Be gentle! Don’t be too aggressive when forming meatballs. If they’re packed too tightly they’ll turn out tough and chewy. It’s best to oil your hands so the mixture doesn’t stick while you gently roll each meatball.
    3. Consistency is key. When forming the meatballs, try your best to keep them the same size so they cook evenly. This is the easiest way to get a perfectly consistent batch every time.

    Now that we’re armed with all the necessary meatball knowledge, let’s put them to use with these 4 delicious recipes!

    Pork and Wasabi Meatballs

    pork and wasabi meatballs

    Say wasabi to these Pork and Wasabi Meatballs! Add some spice to your dinnertime routine by cooking (and enjoying)  juicy pork meatballs baked to perfection. Resting on a bed of ginger-infused rice (we know, our mouths are watering too) and a light wasabi-mayo, you’ll be making this one over and over.

    Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs

    cheesy stuffed meatballs

    How do you take your meatballs up level with just one ingredient!? ADD CHEESE! These Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs are a thing of beauty and the entire dinner table will be thankful for all the ooey, gooey goodness!

    Swedish Beyond Meat®Balls

    veggie swedish meatballs

    Who says you can’t have meatballs without meat!? These Swedish Beyond Meatballs are the perfect dish so that everyone can indulge in #NationalMeatballDay. They’re paired with a big bowl of pasta and smothered in a creamy sauce with savoury cremini mushrooms and spinach! Even meat lovers are going to love this one.

    Spaghetti and Italian Sausage Meatballs

    spaghetti and meatballs

    We couldn’t write a blog post about meatballs and not include this classic! Spaghetti and Meatballs are one of those recipes that’s on every family’s dinner rotation. Spruce it up with sausage instead of the traditional ground beef. The sauce flavours lend itself perfectly to the delicious homemade tomato sauce. Just like that your “what’s for dinner?” search is over!

    Want to skip the meatballs for delicious and comforting pasta? Check out 5 of the best pasta recipes around!

     

     

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