Step 1: Mixing Body Meat
This is my basic meatball mixture recipe. You can use your own favorite recipe in its place, if you prefer. Fruits bats aren't prejudiced.
In a large bowl, mix together 1 lb. of medium ground beef, 1 cup fresh bread crumbs*, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper and 1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano.
Using a small ice cream scoop, portion out the meat mixture on a cutting board, to make the assembly easier.
Wash 1 pint of small cherry or grape tomatoes. I say small, because the bigger they are the less like fruit bats they will look. Also, small tomatoes are much easier to cover with the meat mixture, forming a complete meatball.
*Note: In this case, fresh bread crumbs are better, due to the fact that they absorb moisture better. I throw a few slices of old bread(which I keep handy in the freezer) in the food processor and pulse until I get a nice crumb.