Have you ever wanted to make a steaming pot of meatballs, but balked at the concept because you were so overwhelmed? Meatballs seem more daunting to make than they actually are, which is why we’d like you to shed your fear of giving it a try. Here’s a quick crash course on how to make meatballs to perfection.
Prepping the Raw Meat
Make sure your ground beef is fresh and soft. If you’re taking the ground beef out of the freezer, you’ll have to defrost it, which is less than ideal. If you know you’re going to make meatballs, try to make them on the same day you buy the meat so it doesn’t have to go into the freezer.
Making the Sauce
Arguably the most important part of making meatballs is the sauce. In a large pot, combine two cups of water, one chopped onion, 6 chopped garlic wedges, a half cup of breadcrumbs, two cups of barbecue sauce, and two cups of ketchup to a boil. Bear in mind that you can adjust the measurements for the sauces if you choose, and you can substitute them with other sauces as well. As the mixture boils, add salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic powder to taste.
Rolling the Balls
Take your ground beef and roll medium-sized balls out of them. Once you’ve rolled all of your balls, place them into the boiling sauce. Allow the balls to cook for at least an hour in the pot, and eventually, you’ll have a delicious pot of cooked meatballs. Enjoy!