I know, calling this recipe World’s Best Meatballs is a huge statement. But guys, these are actually the absolute best. Maybe it’s the addition of a little sausage meat, or the Italian spices or Parmesan cheese, but whatever it is, it just works. To me, spaghetti and meatballs is probably my favourite comfort food, and I could definitely go for a little comfort right now.
I’m in a bit of a rut right now. Maybe it’s because it’s mid March and it. is. still. snowing. Or maybe it’s because I’m less than a month away from my twentieth birthday, which is a scary thought. Maybe it’s because since January I have been burning the candle from both ends. Or maybe it’s because I have five finals and seven assignments due within the next three weeks. If this was a multiple choice question, the answer would be D. All of the above.
So how does one get themselves out of said rut? I’ve been trying to spend more time doing things I love, like watching 2 hours of Dance Moms. I’ve also been trying to get back into the kitchen, my happy place. The past couple of months have been a little slow and my oven is feeling a little lonely. These meatballs are the kind of dish that will get you excited to get into the kitchen because they are so delicious – you’ll never go back to your old meatball recipe again!
World’s Best Meatballs (makes 24 med/large meatballs)
Recipe by Lou
1 lb ground turkey
1 lb hot Italian sausage meat
1/4 cup flour (can easily substitute a gluten free flour here – I’ve used rice flour before.)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a baking dish with olive oil.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. I like to use my hands for this, it’s easier than with a spoon. Shape into 24 meatballs and place on the baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until fully cooked.
To make a quick, easy and delicious weeknight dinner, I like to serve my World’s Best Meatballs meatballs with my favourite Easy Spaghetti Sauce.