I surfed over to Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen site, and found this recipe.
It's one speecy, spicy meat a balla! For those of you too young to get the joke, watch this.
If you aren't a major fan of garlic, you may want to cut down on the amount you add. Ditto for the red pepper flakes.
Baked Spicy Italian Meat-a-balls
- 2 pounds Ground Beef
- ¼ cups Bread Crumbs
- ½ cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 teaspoons Dried Basil
- 2 teaspoons Parsley Flakes
- 1-½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 2 whole Large Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- ⅓ cups Milk
- 1 whole Egg
- ½ cups Bread Crumbs
Preheat oven to 350º. Beat egg lightly. Mix all ingredients, reserving the last 1/2 cup of bread crumbs in a large bowl. Using a scoop or a spoon, divide out equal portions of the meat mix and roll into balls. Roll into the reserved 1/2 cup bread crumbs and place into greased mini muffins tins. Bake at 350º for 25 or so minutes until bread crumbs begin to brown and meatballs are cooked through.Serve atop a pile of spaghetti and sauce with a side of garlic toast or cheese bread.
The Mister did an excellent job (as usual); these just may be the best meatballs I've ever sunk my teeth into.