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23rd November
2014
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Week 47 – November 19, 2014 – November 25, 2014
Made on November 19, 2014

This week I made meatballs in the slow cooker using a recipe I found on Allrecipes.com. I had been wanting to try and make meatballs since I had these amazing ones during one of the Woodinville wine tasting events years ago. I don’t know if it’s possible to recreate meatballs as good as were at that event, but I’ll try. And the first step to that is learning how to make them in the first place.

I pretty much followed the recipe as is, except I used panko breadcrumbs instead of Italian breadcrumbs. I imagine that I changed the flavor a bit by using panko… but that’s what I had at home. The comments recommend baking the meatballs before putting them in slow-cooker, to help keep them together. I didn’t, but I did do all the prep Tuesday night and left the meatballs in the fridge overnight. Perhaps chilling them like that helped them stay together because I didn’t have too much of a problem with them falling apart. Additionally, the comments say that you can add cheese to the meatballs to make cheesy ones. I would have totally done that if I had read the comments first. I also recommend paying attention to how large/small you’re chopping the onion. A large chop will make it easy for the meatballs to fall apart. I chopped the onions up pretty small to help them stay together.

Overall the meatballs were good. I should have used more parsley. I think as I cook more, I’ll learn the right amount of herbs and spices to make things taste good for me.

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