Meat Truffles

Does that sound gross or delicious? I can't decide. I just thought it was clever. Well, more clever than meatballs!

Do you love meat truffles as much as I do? I love them! Mostly, because they are so versatile. You can put them in a sandwich, add them to spaghetti, smother them with BBQ, or dip them into sweet and sour sauce! Yum :)

Here's the recipe that I created (using a mix of various recipes) for meat truffles!

Basic Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs of lean ground meat (I use a combo of turkey and beef)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal or bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese (or oatmeal/bread crumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Add for extra jazz!:
*You can add as many or as little of these ingredients as you'd like*
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon of adobe sauce
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons (about a handful) of chopped fresh basil or cilantro
  • Thin slices of cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all ingredients together. Roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls. Place onto baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. If you'd like a cheese covered meat truffle, place a thin slice of mozzarella (or another kind!) onto the meat and bake until it melts over the meatball. Watch carefully!

You can eat them hot or let them cool and then freeze them for up to 2 months! They make a great make-ahead meal :)

Here's what they look like when they are before they are "truffle-fied!":

Happy cooking :)


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