Jul

24

Sabroso Saturday: Budget Friendly Meatballs

by Migdalia Rivera

Today is the first ¡Sabroso! Saturday Link-Up.

The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and/or our taste buds. Recipes that have been tested and approved by YOU.

So link up and share those savory, satisfying, succulent, ¡Sabroso! recipes. Be sure to also visit the other participants!

Buen provecho!

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Budget Friendly Meatballs*
*Recipe
can be fried OR baked

  • 1 lb ground beef, ground turkey OR ground chicken
  • 2 “butt” ends from a loaf of bread (aka the end pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder or a minced clove of garlic

Note: Seasoning is done according to taste. You may add more or less salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder. Alternatively, you may also use a tablespoon of Goya Adobo All Purpose Seasoning with Pepper.I prefer the Goya brand but you can use any Adobo brand.

Frying Directions

  1. In large bowl, mix meat and spices.
  2. Soak bread in water for 5-10 seconds. Squeeze excess water from bread and mix it into the seasoned meat.
  3. Shape meat into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  4. In a skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add meatballs. Cook until brown on all sides.

Baking Directions

  1. In large bowl, mix meat and spices.
  2. Soak bread in water for 5-10 seconds. Squeeze excess water from bread and mix it into the seasoned meat.
  3. Shape meat into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Bake meatballs in a covered pan for about 30 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the center.

Once cooked, you can serve alone, with a pasta dish, in a sandwich or with a salad. Personally, I like to double up the recipe and freeze some for future use.

Enjoy! ;)

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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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