Monthly Archives: October 2012

Italian Meatballs with Oven roasted Potato

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Yesterday I got home early and I was not in a mood of going to my books straight, So I though why not to just have some fun in the kitchen! And out come was very satisfying plus it made my husband happy too 😉

So here is what you need:

  • Ground beef                               250 g
  • Potato                                           6 medium size
  • Quick Oatmeal                           1 cup
  • Onion (Finely chopped)          1 large
  • Red chard(Chopped)               1 bunch
  • Mushroom (Chopped)              6-7
  • dry Oregano                               1  and 1/2 tbsp
  • dry rosemary                              2   tbsp
  • Garlic (minced)                          2 cloves
  • Tomato Paste                             4-5 tbsp
  • Parsley (chopped)                    1/2 cup
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 400 F.

Marinate the potatoes in a large bowl with olive oil, 1 1/2 tbsp of dry rosemary, salt and pepper.  Poke your beautiful potatoes in few spots with a fork, and Put them on a backing sheet. Place them in pre-heated oven for about 40 min. While they are getting roasted and yummy lets start making your meatballs 🙂

In a large bowl mix ground beef, Onion, Quick oat meal, dry oregano and only 1/2 tbsp of rosemary, and salt & pepper. Give it a good massage and here is the fun begins 🙂 Form the mixture into little cute meatballs about a size of a walnut (2 cm diameter ). Warm your frying pan and use a bit of olive oil on medium heat and start to sauté your meatballs, just be gentle with them when you are turning them over, because we want them to keep their shapes. Sauté until their colour is little bit brown.  In another Pan mix the tomato paste, minced garlic, chopped parsley with some water ( about one and half cup), and transfer your cutie meatballs into the sauce, cover and cook for about 10 to 15 mins or until they are cooked.

Now we need to bring on our veggies, In the picture that I have for completed dish you don’t see the veggies 😦 Because when I served the dishes we were so hungry that actually I forgot to take a pic so I just placed some colourful chards leaves beside my meatballs. But I am glad I took a pic while they were still in the pan. I promise next time I make them, I will definitely take a proper pic and post it here. I apologize for being not perfect 😉

So in a frying pan that we used initially; sauté the mushrooms and chopped chard leaves, and some salt a& pepper to taste. We need this veggie to place it under the meatballs when we serve them. Don’t forget your potatoes in Oven! So you can place it beside your meatball to just add some Yummy Carbs.

I hope you enjoyed my recipe. Let me know if you have tried it, and please if you like it share it with your friends!