The 'pin' I cooked on another rainy day would be perfect for when you're forced to stay inside. Who can beat great Italian meatballs? It was such an easy meal to make and you can either eat or freeze them. The meatballs would go well with spaghetti or a meatball sandwich on a soft hoagie roll. Either way you pair them, they really were a great rainy day meal. You could even read the kids it's raining meatballs during dinner!
1 Sweet Onion, diced (I omitted this as we're not a fan of onions but feel free to mix in)
5 cloves of Garlic, minced
2 pounds Sweet Italian Sausage
½ cup Milk
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
Red Pepper Flakes
1. Dice your onion and garlic and add to the Italian sausage (I omitted onion).
2. Add the eggs, breadcrumbs and seasonings.
NOTE: The original 'pin' didn't specify the amount of seasonings. Generally 1-2 tsp of each will work for this recipe. Feel free to play around with amount of seasonings based on what your prefer (mild vs spicy).
3. Mix well with a wooden spoon or your clean hands. I prefer using my hands so all the flavors are mashed together. If you feel the meat needs more binding, add more breadcrumbs.
4. Shape the meatballs based on preference and place on a baking sheet. For a party, I'd make them bite-sized but for sandwiches or spaghetti, I'd make them larger.
5. Bake at 400 degrees until the tops begin to turn brown.
6. Transfer meatballs from oven directly into your pot of sauce and continue to simmer. If you aren't sure if they are done or not, the best advice is to cut one in half prior to putting it into the sauce.