Meatballs


2 lbs. Ground Beef (80/20 or 85/15)
2 Eggs, beaten
1 C Saltine Crackers, smashed (about half a sleeve of saltines)
4 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Red Chili Flake
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven at 400⁰. Combine the meat, eggs, saltine crumbs, garlic, spices, salt and pepper in a large bowl.  Mix together with hands. Form each meatball about an inch and a half in diameter and place on a baking sheet, makes approx. 24 meatballs. Place meatballs in the oven and bake for about 15 min. or until browned. Using a metal spatula; take meatballs off of baking sheet and place in marinara sauce in the Dutch oven. Reduce heat to oven to 300⁰ and place the Dutch oven back in the oven for approximately 20 – 30 min. Serve over pasta or on a hoagie roll.

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