I know. First boxed cake mix, now this. WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO, IT IS LIKE I AM SANDRA LEE.
But seriously. The meatballs take a minute, not much more, since all you do is dump everything together and then throw it in the oven. The sauce takes less than a minute since it is just all about opening jars and cans. You can do this. Your friends will be amazed. Your romantic interests will become lovers. Your mother will APPROVE OF YOU!!! OK, maybe not that last one. But it was worth a shot.
|You'll note soy sauce is not in the recipe. DUN DUN DUN DUNNNNNN Spoiler alert...|
3lbs. extra lean ground beef
4 slices bread, crumbed
3/4 C milk
2 mushrooms, chopped tiny
1 small or 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped tiny
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T dry mustard
Optional: 1 t tarragon, 1/4 t cumin, 1/2 t sage
OK! Here we go. Set your oven to 400. Throw everything in a bowl. Mix it together. Make balls. Cook them 20 minutes. VOILA!!
What, you want MORE steps? *Dramatic sigh* FINE. So meat in bowl first. Then make your bread slices into crumbs. I did not feel like taking out the food processor, so I just chopped it with a knife. It's better if the crumbs are smaller, but whatever. This is a shitshow anyway.
|In no way small or uniform or crumbs|
|All the things, pre-mix|
|Meat mix, AKA Adult Play-doh|
|Various sizes. Charlie kept trying to make tiny ones "for the cat."|
|You will be glad you made 137 when you are down to the last 3|
|We were baked on racks. We are perfect and brown.|
|We are anemic and nasty-looking, and need some makeup badly|
HOLY GOD THESE ARE SO GOOD. So like I said, you can do the ketchup-brushing in the last five minutes, or just douse them in ketchup out of the oven, because they taste exactly like meatloaf-- OR. OR you can make a sauce for them.
Sauce: One from each side, or a mix of all of them.
|WE ARE SO DISJUNCTIVE|
|This looks so nasty. But it melds into a beautiful sauce that everyone at your Superbowl Party will love.|
|Check it. I wanted to take more pictures but I forgot because I was busy eating and then they were GONE.|