My 3 yr old son has been begging me all day for meatballs. When dinner time came around I decided to give in to the nagging. I opened the pantry and surveyed the ingredients I had available. Spaghetti, check, spices, check, meat, check, eggs, check, bread crumbs..... Ummm bread crumbs?¿ ok maybe crackers??? Ok what can be used to help be a better binding agent to hold together my meatballs??????
All I had in the pantry were a pack of almonds... So I got an idea, grind up the almonds and make almond flour!!!! Then let's grill the meatballs to give them a smokey flavor!!!!
So I began on a new taste adventure!!!!
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients
Gather up all the needed (ok what I had laying around) ingredients!
Lowery's seasoning salt
Step 2: Make the Almond Flour
In my small ninja blender cup I added 1/2 a cup of almonds. I pulsed the blender till all the almonds were crushed. Don't blend it to long or you will skip the flour stage and just make almond butter! (If you do go to long the creamy almond butter is tastes too and just change dinner to almond butter and jelly sandwiches) (oops now I know where I could have gotten bread crumbs...the sandwich bread!!!!)
Step 3: Mix Together All Dry Ingredients
In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients, I used a teaspoon of each and an extra dash of salt
Step 4: Add Remaining Ingredients
Add the meat and egg then mix till combined completely
Step 5: Make Meatballs
Roll the meat into tiny balls then place them on a baking tray. Then grill at 500 for 10 minutes each side.
Step 6: Make Sauce and Spaghetti
Get a jar of Ragu and some spaghetti
Add Ragu to a pot with the meatballs and while that is simmering. Make your spaghetti.
Serve quickly to your meatball crazy 3yr old!!!
Hope you enjoyed! The almond flour added a really nice flavor to the meatballs and held them together very well!!!