Thursday, September 2, 2010

Let the Blogging Begin!

I love to cook...and drink wine and have been looking for a forum to share some of my families favorite recipes and food pairings.  I have toyed with putting them up on FB but have recently been told that an ant can blog.  Well, if it is easy enough for an I go!  By request, my first recipe is...

Pizza Meatballs (I got this recipe from Vera Mathson, my mother-in-law)

1 lb. ground beef                               1 c. bread crumbs
1/2 c. milk                                         2tbs.  minced onion
1tsp. garlic salt                                  1/8 tsp. pepper

4 oz packaged mozzarella cheese cut in 12 bite sized cubes
3 tsp. all purpose flour                     2tbs. olive or canola oil

1 12-15 oz jar of pizza sauce
4 cups hot cooked rice (this recipe is also good with crusty bread)

In medium bowl, mix first 6 ingredients, shape into 12 large meatballs.  Gently push 1 cube of mozzarella cheese into the center of each meatball.   Close the meatball around it.  On waxed paper, coat each meatball with flour.  Heat oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Once oil is heated, cook meatballs until browned on all sides.  Spoon off fat.

Add pizza sauce to meatballs in skillet, heat to boiling.  Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer10 minutes.  Serve on rice or crusty Italian bread.     

Wine Note: This recipe would go very nicely with a fruity, medium bodied California Merlot or a spicy, bright medium bodied Nebbiolo. 


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