I'm still at work with Jan/Feb. Here's one of the recipes that I thought looked good and I just didn't get that far.
I follow Jesser on Pinterest because she and I seem to share similar tastes in food. She pinned a recipe with chicken meatballs from Iowa Girl Eats that I pinned as well. In the preamble, there was talk from Ree Drummond of Pioneer Woman of how meatballs are one of the trends in food for 2013. I can see how this is true.
I love making things with meatballs. They're versatile and can be made from any combination of ground meat. I already make lots of things that include them like the Teriyaki Meatball Rice Bowls, Volcano Sandwiches and Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs. I also have plans for a couple more recipes that feature them this month. So, perhaps we'll say meatballs are a trend in March on the mountain.
I present to you now from the Jan/Feb 2005 issue of Everyday Food Chicken Meatballs in Tomato Sauce:
1 lb boneless chicken, cut into chunksAdapted from Everyday Food Jan/Feb 2005
1 slice bread, torn into pieces
1/4 c milk
1 large egg
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil
1-28 oz can whole tomatoes in tomato puree
1. Place cheese, bread, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs are formed. Pour into a bowl and add egg and milk, mixing well to moisten and combine.
2. Place chicken in food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add to bread/egg mixture and combine with hands until well incorporated.
3. Shape mixture into 12 meatballs and place on a large plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to help the meat hold its shape.
4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add meatballs, and cook until golden. (I did mine in 2 batches to leave space for my spoon to be more gentle)
5. Add tomatoes and puree, breaking the tomatoes up with the spoon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, covered, 15 minutes. Uncover and simmer until meat is cooked through, about 15 minutes more.