How to make it

  • Add onion, garlic, and chiffon basil
  • Add all spices mix until combined
  • Beat one egg and add, mix until combined
  • Add the bread crumbs, mix until like a paste
  • Add the ground beef and mix with your hands until combined, this is messy
  • Once combined, create ¾ - 1in diameter meatballs
  • Set oven to 350
  • Prepare a cookie sheet, cover with parchment paper (paper will not burn, and will absorb)
  • Add vegetable oil and liquid smoke to a skillet set to medium,/high heat. If oil burns dump and add new oil and smoke
  • Add 5 balls at a time to skillet and brown on 2 sides, don’t brown the whole meat ball
  • Place browned meatballs on cookie sheet and repeat until the entire cookie sheet is filled.
  • *Note* Heat up your favorite homemade or store bought marinara sauce while meatballs are baking
  • Bake meatballs for 30-40mins, or until medium rare in the middle (carry over will brown them through)
  • Place 5 to 10 finished meatballs in the sauce, coat them with sauce and then extract them to a plate, repeat with all the meatballs
  • *This lets them take on the favor of the sauce but not break apart or get mushy.
  • Serve with pasta, the sauce, and a few meatballs per person.
  • Store the meatballs separate from the sauce
  • Enjoy!

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  • pollymotzko 9 years ago
    Hi there Edmond,
    Good job on the meatballs and a nice addition with the liquid smoke. I used to cook with that all the time. I made a really good meatloaf with that which was a Weight Watcher's recipe. Also, a secret that I'll share is if you ever make Split Pea soup, just put about a teaspoon of that in a big pot of split pea soup and you'll think there's a ham bone with lots of ham in it!
    I haven't seen it here in years! Where do you get yours?
    I noticed you're local to me too which is nice.

    Happy Cooking!

    Polly Motzko
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  • jakartainflames 9 years ago
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