Saturday, May 2, 2015

Monster Stuffed Meatballs

Several nights ago my husband put together some amazingly good Bacon and Onion Mac and Cheese.  It was so rich and creamy and was the perfect comfort food for a gray Humboldt County day.  But it was way too much for just the two of us.  So, we froze some for Kelly to take with him for dinners on his travel days, kept some for leftovers for lunch for me, and the rest we stuffed into meatballs.  Yes meatballs!  We didn't use just any hamburger for our special mac and cheese.  I headed to Loleta to Pixie's Loleta Meat Market to get some of her fine hamburger.  Two pounds to be exact.  Kelly proceeded to take the meat, pat it into rounds, put a generous scoop of our Bacon and Onion Mac and Cheese onto each round and formed them into balls.
He placed a Silpat on a cookie sheet and placed them into an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Meaty cheesy deliciousness! 

They were big enough that one was enough per person along with some steamed green beans tossed in butter, salt and pepper.  Once again we had extra's so we saved one for a lunch, shared one with Pixie, just because we thought she deserved one, and have two left to serve with spaghetti and marinara in a couple of days (pictures to come).  This was an easy and excellent way to spread out our food budget a bit, and it can be done with regular boxed macaroni if you want an easy and inexpensive dinner for your family.  Just serve up with some steamed veggies, and/or a tossed salad.  Easy, inexpensive and simple. 

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