Recipe: How to Make Meatballs

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Okay, first of all I owe a huge thank you to JJ and Leanna who told me I should turn some of the ground pork that has been sitting in my freezer {totally ignored} for the last 6 months into meatballs. Because I had absolutely no idea what to do with it.

You two are a bunch of geniuses!

However, I didn’t have what each recipe called for exactly, so I ended up meshing both JJ’s and Leanna’s recipes together to make my own unique meatball recipe.  Apparently it’s true, it is possible to make do with what you already have on hand.


1 lb ground pork
2 lbs ground buffalo
12 oz dried bread crumbs {I used Stove Top Stuffing}
2 onions, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 Cup Lawry’s Steak & Chop marinade
2 eggs
2 tablespoons olive oil


Saute onions and garlic. Then toss everything {including the onions and garlic} in a large mixing bowl and combine well. Shape into {48} 2″ balls by using a 2″ cookie scoop.  If you don’t already own a cookie scoop you seriously need to get off your duff and order one.  All the cool people have them. Place meatballs on a Silpat lined baking sheet {again, all the cool people have them} and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until browned.

Text your Handsome Husband at work and tell him you just made the best meatballs on the planet.  If he’s a stud like mine he’ll text you back something real clever like… “I like meatballs.”


Mavis’ Most Favorite Kitchen Tools in the Whole Wide World:

Amazon: Silpats {starting at $9.75}

Amazon: Cookie Scoops {starting at $8.36}

Amazon: Kitchen Aid Glass Mixing Bowl {$69}

Amazon prices are subject to change at anytime.  You snooze, you loose.

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  1. Mavis you can also use ground pork for meatloaf. I always use half pork and half beef when I make it!

    Also, being an Australian, the first thing that comes to mind is sausage rolls – seasoned ground pork wrapped in puff pastry. :)

  2. Wow, Mavis! Love the recipe. It shows that we CAN make do with what we have…Stove Top Stuffing for the bread crumbs, ground pork & ground buffalo, Lawry’s Marinade! You exemplify using our stockpiles to their fullest! You GO GIRL!!!! Gotta be creative!

  3. Yummy!! Glad you found the recipe on their site. Hey us moms have to help each other right?

  4. Looks yummy! So now I’m really feeling the peer pressure to order an ice cream scoop! Mine broke about 2 months ago and I haven’t needed one yet. Maybe nest month cause this month’s budget has already been to the shooting range (it’s shot).

  5. Awesome! I have another version that I toss in a soup for the boys in my life. ;) It’ll help use up some zucchini and carrots too. If you’re like me, you’re bound to end up with lots of each. Ha! Let me know if you want that recipe.

  6. Meatballs are awesome.

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