Italian Sausage Meatballs – On The Grill!

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1 1/2 lbs. Italian Sausage (out of the casing)
1/4 red onion – finely chopped
1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/2 cup pecorino romano cheese – grated

Garlic – 2-3 cloves – minced

salt and pepper
1 egg
Anything else you want to put in

(Makes about 14 golf ball size meatballs)

That’s Right, Grill ’em!

Hardly anything better than a good meatball. So it’s only right that you put your good meatballs together with your grill. A match made in heaven, Roscoe says.

Italian Sausage, You Say?

Why not? Hey, if you’ve got your own good recipe for meatballs, Roscoe says go for it. But if you’ve never tried meatballs made of Italian sausage, you’re missing one of the world’s great treats.

It Was An Accident (Kind Of)

Roscoe really meant to make burgers one night, but somehow pulled a package of Italian sausage out of the freezer instead of ground beef (really, how do these things happen? A few beers and all those packages look the same). Then inspiration hit: Why Not Make Meatballs? (ROSCOE’S NOTE: Inspiration is a funny thing. It seems to come right around the fourth beer; after that: not so much.)

The Difference Between A Meatball and a Burger?

Breadcrumbs. And maybe a little pecorino-romano cheese. But other than that, you can pretty much make your meatballs the way you make your burgers: with a little, or a lot of spices and additives. Roscoe believes in flavor, so you know where this is going.

Put It All In

Red onion, red or green pepper, Worcestershire, Cholula, garlic, just about anything you want. Mix it in with the sausage, cup some of it out in your hand, roll it into the size of a golfball.

Then Onto The Grill

You’ll find that raw meatballs are a little delicate, so be nice to ’em. Don’t throw them onto the grill like you would a pork chop or a steak, they’re liable to explode. Place them gently, and turn them just as gently, getting good grill marks all around. They’re done when they’re lightly charred all over.

Now What Do You Do?

It’ll be hard to resist just shoving them in your mouth, they’re that good. So make enough to do that. Then…

Put ’em on a Pizza!

Hey, you’re Cookin’ With Roscoe, you had to know that was coming!

One Response to “Italian Sausage Meatballs – On The Grill!”

  1. Really cool post…I was looking for something like this. thank you…

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