"Grate" Balls of Fire: Grilled Meatballs

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Ingredients (13)

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 Bratwurst Italian sausages
  • 2 cups stale Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 8oz pkg fancy shredded 6 cheeses Italian cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
  • 1-1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Kosher salt (to your taste)
  • Pepper to taste

Summary

Looking for a way to change up meatballs? Why not try grilling them!

Instructions

  1. 1Remove sausage casing from bratwurst
  2. 2In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, pork, bratwurst, garlic, eggs, cheese, parsley, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper
  3. 3Pour 3/4 cup of water into bread crumbs and allow to soak for 2 minutes
  4. 4Add to meat mixture and begin kneading mixture together
  5. 5Slowly add the remaining 3/4 cups of water and kneed thoroughly to combine all ingredients
  6. 6Form mixture into golf ball sized or large meatballs and place on cookie sheet
  7. 7Place on grill on LOW temperature and keep lid closed (ideally dome temp. should be at 350F)
  8. 8Rotate meatballs every 2-3 minutes and remove when done (be careful not to overcook)
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