Saturday, March 5, 2011

Blue Cheese Meatballs

This recipe is adapted from an The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook recipe for meatloaf. Several years ago I adapted it to make my version of their meatloaf. And then I was hungry for meatballs the other night and decided to try this. I was very pleased with the results. This makes a lot of meatballs so you may want to cut the recipe in half. Hope you enjoy.

8 slices light bread, torn into small pieces
1/4 cup skim milk
1 4-oz pkg blue cheese (or 4 oz. feta cheese)
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 pound ground round
1/3 pound reduced fat sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Makes about 80 meatballs.

Preheat the oven to 350.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mixing till all the ingredients come together.

Form mixture into about 1 - 1/2 inch balls.

Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Brown meatballs on each side just for a few minutes till nicely browned (you will probably have to do this in several batches).

Once all the meatballs are browned, bake in the oven @ 350 for 25-30 minutes, till cooked through. Serve imediately. (They also freeze very well. I just put them in the oven frozen for 15 minutes or so and they taste as good as new.)

Calories per serving (5 meatballs): about 150

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