Hotdog Meatballs

Introduction: Hotdog Meatballs

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Another experiment in cooking. This would have probably been better as a meatloaf and next time that is what I am going to do.
I probably get exorcised from the family for doing this instructable, but then Italians have been of the mind to use what you have.
Hope you enjoy. Definitely this goes great with pasta, but did not take the time to cook some.

Note: sometimes using regular bologna or the like will give a better taste if hotdogs are overwhelming.

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Step 1: Ingreadients

1 pack of eight hotdogs.
Handful of your favorite cheese
2 - 4 slices toasted bread (depends if mixture is too moist.)
1/4 onion
1 -2 eggs
Salt and a pinch of each of your favorite seasonings. (i.e. oregano and or parsley)

Step 2: Food Prep Meat.

Break up the onion and put in the food processor.
Slice the hotdogs into small pieces unless you have a powerful food processor.
Put the cut up dogs in the food processor.
Grind the heck out of the mixture of onion and meat.
Pour into mixing bowl. ( do not worry about getting every last bit as the bread should do that for you.)

Step 3: Grind Up the Toast.

Toast the bread if you have not already done so.
Break up the toast if your food processor is not super powerful.
You are doing the toast separately to make it easier to clean the food processor.
Pulverize the bread.
Empty into the mixing bowl.

Step 4: Mix It Up.

Add an egg (out of the shell) into the mixing bowl.
Add the cheese to the mixing bowl.
Mix well.
When combined well, store in the refrigerator a while to meld and let the bread soak up any extra liquid.
Not doing so will allow the meatballs to fall apart easily.

Step 5: Time for Cooking.

Add a little oil to the pan to just make it moist. Adding too much will allow the meatballs to break apart. (Think meatloaf then)
Take some of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball.
Put in hot pan and sauté till all sides are brown. The meat should be already cooked. you are just browning the meat for looks and the caramelized taste.

Step 6: Serving Time.

You probably want to boil up some pasta to go with the meatballs, but you do not have to.
Add sauce and serve.

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    lol... I don't understand the aversion to anything "hotdog" that deviates from pedestrian hotdogs.

    This Ible went over about as well as my Gourmet Hotdog Alfredo.

    I feel your pain! ;-D


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I don't know about the red gravy but a mustard sauce would probably go great. Very interesting idea, I tried a hotdog burger not long ago from another "ible" if these turn out half as well then they will be sure to be a hit... See you already have me thinking...doritos instead of bread crumbs, mini balls on toothpicks, different mustard dippin sauces... thank you so much for sharing !


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting idea. I do plan to do a meatloaf version, which will probably turn out better.