The other day all I had in the freezer ground beef and ground chicken, each of the meat was not enough to make dinner for everyone, and I did not feel like getting dressed and drive to the store just to get another lb. of beef to make meatballs.
I have few delicious recipes of meatballs, but I never made this one, by combining the ground beef and the ground chicken, these meatballs were born!
Combining both meats made the meatballs juicy and delicious and it was enough to feed the entire family.
This recipe is a total make ahead meal, let the meatballs cool completely, add to zip top bags and freeze.
But that day I added the meatballs to my delicious Alfredo sauce and made baked penne.
.1 lb. ground beef
.1 lb. ground chicken
.1/2 tbsp. salt
.1 tsp. black pepper
.1 tbsp. minced garlic about 3
.1 medium minced shallots
.1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
.1/4 cup parmesan cheese
.1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
.6 tbsp. olive oil divided
.6 tbsp. coconut oil divided
In a large bowl, add all the ingredients except the olive oil and the coconut oil.
With clean hands, mix well until the meats completely combined.
With a small ice cream scope form little meatballs, roll in the palm of your hand, continue until all the meat is used, the mix should make about 66 mini meatballs.
In a large heavy bottom pot on high heat, combine 3 tbsp. olive oil and 3 tbsp. coconut oil.
Add some of the meatballs to the pot making sure to line up in single layer, brown for 1-2 minutes on each side, remove, and set aside, continue by adding the rest of the olive oil, coconut oil and brown the rest of the meatballs. Enjoy!