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Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Lucille’s Meat Balls

December 13, 2017
By Capt. Dick May , Pine Island Eagle


5 lb ground beef

24 saltine crackers crumbled

1 medium onion chopped

2 eggs

1/4 C Parmesan cheese

6 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

2 Tbsp butter

How to:

1. Mix beef, crackers, eggs, Parmesan cheese and half of the chopped onions together and form a mixture into 24 balls.

2. Melt 2 Tbsp butter in a large skillet and brown the meat balls.

3. While browning, add the other half of chopped onion and 6 cloves of garlic.

4. When well browned, add your favorite spaghetti sauce such as Prego or Ragu or your own recipe and add 6 Tbsp Parmesan cheese.

5. Place in a Dutch oven and bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours without a lid.

6. Serve over your favorite pasta and top with fresh chopped parsley.

Serve with garlic bread.

Capt. Dick May was a former long-time island fishing guide and cookbook author.



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