Blue Cheese Meatballs
 
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Not your average everyday meatballs
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3-4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound ground chuck (80/20)
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ Cup fine bread crumbs
  • ¼ Cup grated blue cheese
  • Olive oil, to taste
  • 1 Cup Clamato
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix one pound of ground chuck (80/20), 2 eggs (beaten), 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 2 tablespoons dried basil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon Kosher salt. When mixed well, add in ½ cup fine bread crumbs and ¼ cup grated blue cheese. You can turn this mixture into three ⅓-pound blue cheese burgers or delicious Blue Cheese Meatballs.
  2. You can roll the mixture into meatballs by hand or use a small ice cream scoop to make them out. Remember, they don't have to be perfect. The mixture should make about 14 meatballs that are 1½-inches in diameter. Also remember to add as little or as much as you like of your favorite blue cheese.
  3. Heat a skillet to medium heat and go around the pan a couple of times drizzling olive oil. Place the meatballs in the skillet and brown. Turn the heat up to medium high making sure to coat the meatballs all over with the olive oil and brown them on all sides.
  4. Once the meatballs are brown, add 1 cup Clamato to the pan and coat them well. Put the pan in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Half way through the cooking time, roll the meatballs around in the mixture to make sure they are well coated.
  5. When the meatballs are done, remove them from the skillet and place the skillet back on the stove. Cook the liquid until it reduces to half. When it's reduced, add 1 tablespoon of butter, stir in well and pour the liquid over the meatballs. When you serve the meatballs, top them off with freshly grated Parmesan cheese to enhance the taste even more.
Recipe by The Surprised Gourmet at http://thesurprisedgourmet.com/2016/04/15/blue-cheese-meatballs/