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Ballsy Balls (Balsamic Meatballs with Spinach and Vegetables)

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Meatballs:
2lb Lean Beef
2 Eggs
1/3c Shredd. Mozzarella Cheese,  minced
Mix below 7 ingredients and then add to above:
3T Balsamic Vinegar
3T Soy Sauce
1.5tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/4tsp Sea Salt
3/4tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1.5T Mayo
1.5T Grated Parmesan Cheese

1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 bag Spinach (At LEAST 4c)
1/4 large Red Onion
2c Mushrooms, or more to taste
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, or more to taste
1c WHOLE Cherry Tomatoes

Mix/Form Meatballs.
In a pan that’ll fit it all…Heat. Add Oil. Brown Meatballs, about 4 minutes on each side.
Top with Vegis, Spinach on way top. Cover. Simmer about 8-10 minutes. CAREFULLY, place a few Meatballs onto top, from bottom (Pretty much a slight mix… You don’t want to ruin meatball forms. Just enough to get some of those vegis down into it.). Simmer another 15-20minutes. Then, cook, uncovered,  15 minutes at a higher heat (This helps to cook down the liquid some.).

Notes: You can up the amounts of vegis.
I used Mayo. Milk or Sour Cream may work. Tho, I have yet to try.
Many stems-offs from this recipe. Adding sauce with noodles, etc.
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Man Balls (Large Smoothered Meatball Dish)

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3T Ricotta Cheese
2T TO 3T Grated Parm. Cheese (Store Shelf Kind) (I did 2T!)
Stuffed 1/4c Shredd. Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Green Pepper
3/4 SMALL Onion
1 nice size Garlic Clove

1T Dried Italian Seasoning
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp TO 1/2tsp Sea Salt (I did 1/4tsp)
1/2tsp Pepper
1tsp Dried Parsley
1/4tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Dried Basil
2 lb. Ground Beef
1/4c + 1/8c Milk
2 Eggs
1/2c Instant Rice
1.5jars Favorite Spaghetti Sauce (I used Rinaldi Tom. Garlic Onion)

In blender, blend first 6 ingredients. Add blended stuff to large bowl. Add in seasoning. Then meat. Then milk, eggs, rice. Mix well. (Get those hands dirty) Roll into large balls. (Pic of ball size below-Don’t mind the messy hands.) Line pan with foil, spray with Butter Flavored Cooking Spray, or lightly butter. Add in balls. Top with 1/2 jar sauce. Cover with more foil. Bake 425 for 45min-1hr. 30minutes in, spoon juice over top. Cook rest of way. Serve with MORE Jarred Spaghetti Sauce. Side with homemade Garlic Toast (Melt butter add in garlic and garlic n cheese seasonings- Brush onto toast. Bake)
Ball Size I used:
Making Man Balls

*This is a slightly twisted version of a delicious dish I’ve had. An awesome family member used to make a version of this, that I still think of, and drool over, to this day.
There are other versions, like: Tomato Soup as topping, undiluted. Turkey Meat. More rice (1/2c per pound). Up the cheeses. Browning meatballs, prior to baking. Etc.
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