12 January 2011

Italian! it's What's on your plate? {a twofer}

Hi! Hi! Hi!
I is for Italian
and you get two today! WOOT! Lucky you!

Don't show up at that Superbowl party empty handed.  Bring these Italian Meatballs!
mmm ... they sure do sound very delicious.
[Prep Time: 1 Hr 15 Min] [Cook Time: 4 Hrs] [Ready In: 5 Hrs 15 Min]

You'll Need:
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef turkey

  • 5 tablespoons ground oregano

  • 5 tablespoons dried parsley, crushed

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped *I'd add more garlic 

  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix

  • 2 cups Italian-style dry bread crumbs

  • 3 (28 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce

  • You'll do:
    1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10x15 inch jelly-roll pan. *I'd use a cooking stone.

    2) In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef turkey, oregano, parsley and garlic. Mix in onion soup mix and seasoned bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly.

    3) Using a 1 ounce scoop, scoop and shape the meat mixture into balls. Place in the prepared pan and bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour or until meatballs are browned and cooked through.

    4) In a large pot over high heat, bring the spaghetti sauce to a boil and add cooked meatballs. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 hours.

    So easy!

    [Amount Per Serving Calories: 841] [Total Fat: 45.1g] [Cholesterol: 134mg] youch! but yummy. :o)

    Now if you like pork chops you must try these Italian Breaded Pork Chops. They sound amazing.
    [Prep Time: 25 Min] [Cook Time: 35 Min] [Ready In: 1 Hr]  

    You'll Need:
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese *wonder how shredded would be? 

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

  • 4 pork chops

  • You'll do:
    1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

    2) In a small bowl, beat together the eggs and milk. In a separate small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.

    3) Heat the olive oil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until lightly browned. Remove garlic, reserving for other uses.

    4) Dip each pork chop into the egg mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating evenly. Place coated pork chops in the skillet, and brown abut 5 minutes on each side.

    5) Place the skillet and pork chops in the preheated oven, and cook 25 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

    mmm ... Add some roasted potatoes and a green veggie and voila!
    per serving [Calories: 527] [Total Fat: 24.6g] [Cholesterol: 247mg]

     Have fun whipping up these couple of goodies!