This meatball mix is full of flavor, vegetables and is great for making burgers, sausages and/or meatballs. I made most of them as meatballs, a few as sausage and then froze half of them after cooking. Follow this technique no matter what ingredients you have, for example if you have zucchini, it goes very well grated, parsley, basil are good options to give it a fresh flavor, ground chicken or turkey goes well with Italian sausage. When looking at the ingredients you are going to think that I forgot to add the breadcrumbs, egg or milk, but no, this recipe only calls for meat and vegetables. Since some sausages are saltier than others I recommend that after mixing all the ingredients you cook a small meatball so you can taste the final flavor and salt level, in my case it was not necessary to add any spices or salt to the meat mixture. Let me know what vegetables you added, what kind of sausage you used and how it went.
Makes: around 30 meatballs Preparation time: 15/25 minutes Cooking time: about 12 minutes
1 pound ground beef, I used 80%-20%*.
1 package of sausage (raw), about 1 pound and 4 oz
2 small carrots or one large carrot, grated
1 bunch cilantro, washed and chopped
1 ½ cup shredded cauliflower (so-called cauliflower rice).
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
Preheat oven to 375F
Grate the carrot and then with a knife chop a little bit more
Wash and chop the cilantro. You can also use parsley, basil, whatever herb you have
If you didn't buy the cauliflower rice like I did, grate the cauliflower
In a large bowl mix the meats with the vegetables
Make a small ball and bake, when ready, taste and decide if you want to add more salt, garlic, or whatever you would like
Form the meatballs, hamburgers or sausages
Bake until they are completely cooked and have a nice color.
Generally sausages have a good amount of fat, so I recommend mixing it with a low fat percentage ground beef. I used 80%-20%, but I wanted to use 90%-10% and they were out at the store.
What is 80%-20%? Is the ratio between beef and fat. In this case 80% beef and 20% fat.