lasso the moon alpaca farm

"Ultimate Comfort Food Meatballs"
(great for freezing in small batches to pull out for a quick dinner - choice of sauces, both work well with these meatballs)

Ingredients:
1 lb of ground beef
1lb of ground veal
1lb of ground turkey
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 eggs
1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
1tbsp terriaki sauce
1/2 cup of shreaded, chopped carrots
1 cup grated parmesion cheese
1 cup panko
1 cup of MTN Morning Pancake Mix
1 1/2 cup of warm water
1 cup olive oil
Sale & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together, form into balls. Brown in a large iron skillet. May take 3 or 4 batches to brown. Spread on cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 350.

Red Sauce:
2 cans organic roasted tomatoes
1 jar of favorite premade sauce
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup of red wine
1 tsp of basil
1 cup of fresh grilled mushrooms

Orange Sauce:
3 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 cup chopped roasted peppers
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp white wine
4 tsp cornstarch
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup reduced -sodium free range organic chicken broth
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1 Tbsp minced fresh basil
1 Tbsp chopped pistachios

Directions:
In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add the red pepper and pepper flakes; cookand stir for 2 -3 minutes. Add wine and cook for 1 minute.
In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch, orange juice, chicken broth, honey and orange peel until blended. Stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 - 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in basil and meatballs, Sprinkle with Pistachios.

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