Homemade Meatballs

Homemade meatball on top of spaghetti

I disappointed my kids on Friday. I thought there was an activity for them to go to at the gym, but it's next weekend. So, I asked my daughter if she wanted to cook. The answer is always, "YES!"

Tori loves spaghetti and meatballs. I often times buy meatballs, but I don't often make them. (I didn't grow up eating meatballs - my mom just put the ground beef right into the sauce). But Friday night, I felt like being a little more adventurous and being the photographer, videographer, and the director in the kitchen. My adventures in cooking with Tori didn't disappoint. She made delicious meatballs.

I coached her on finding the right ingredients, but she gathered them all herself.

Meatball Ingredients

Then Tori added the ground beef and cracked egg to the mixing bowl.

First Two Ingredients

She added a cup of bread crumbs.

Add Bread Crumbs

We added salt and pepper and mixed the meatballs with the Kitchen Aid Artisan stand mixer.

Mixing meatballs

I scooped out balls and Tori rolled them tightly and placed them on the baking sheet (which she "painted" with oil).

Getting meatballs ready to bake

While waiting for the meatballs to cook, Tori washed the big pot for the spaghetti and we cooked the noodles.

Scrubbing the big pot

Cooking the noodles

The meatballs came out of the oven and we (I mean, Tori) put the store-bought spaghetti sauce in the small sauce pan to heat up.

Cooked meatballs

Heating the spaghetti sauce

I added some Texas Toast, buttered and broiled, for the meal.

Broiling Texas Toast

Then we ate. Tori insisted on having three meatballs - and for not being particularly fond of meatballs, I thought they turned out pretty well.

Dinner is served

Homemade Meatballs

1 lb. ground beef

1 egg

1 cup bread crumbs

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

ground pepper

Mix together, form into 1 inch balls, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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