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Appetizers & Sides 10 August 2015

Appetizer Meatballs Your Way

Choose from Tex-Mex, Swedish, Chinese, or Middle Eastern flavors

Ingredients

Basic Meatball Mixture

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground meat or poultry, or any combination (ground beef, veal, pork, lamb, chicken or turkey)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking sheet with non-stick spray or olive oil, or line pan with non-stick aluminum foil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ground meat, onion, bread crumbs, milk, parsley, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the seasoning for the flavor of meatball you want.
  4. Form 48 meatballs from mixture and place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake 15 minutes, or until meatballs reach 160°F (165°F if using ground poultry).
  6. If not serving immediately, keep warm in a 200°F oven or cool and refrigerate in shallow containers.
  7. Accompany the meatballs with dipping sauce listed for meatball variety.
  8. Tex-Mex Meatballs - Ground beef stands up to hearty flavors. Seasoning for meatball mixture: 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder and 1 teaspoon ground cumin. Dipping sauce: purchased chunky salsa or green tomatillo salsa.
  9. Swedish Meatballs - Ground turkey or chicken gives a delicate flavor. Seasoning for meatball mixture: 1 teaspoon ground allspice, 1 teaspoon sweet paprika and 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg. Dipping sauce: 1 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup milk, 2 tablespoons (half of a 1-ounce packet) dry onion soup mix, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon dried dill weed. Mix together at least an hour before serving.
  10. Chinese Meatballs - Get best flavor by using some ground pork. Seasoning for meatball mixture: 1/4 cup chopped almonds, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic, 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon ground ginger. Dipping sauce: purchased (10-ounce) jar sweet and sour sauce.
  11. Middle-Eastern Meatballs - Get best flavor by using ground lamb. Seasoning for meatball mixture: 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle formed meatballs with 2 tablespoons sesame seeds; press into meat. Dipping sauce: 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 cup chopped green onions, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon sugar.
Serves

Makes 48

Source

USDA

Appetizers & Sides 07 August 2015

Meatball Hors D'oeuvres

 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Tangy Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Preparation
  1. Place ground beef, egg yolks, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic salt, oregano, pepper and olives in bowl of electric stand mixer. Attach flat beater to mixer. Turn to low and mix for 1 minute.
  2. Form mixture into 30 (1-inch) balls and fry in olive oil until well browned. Drain on paper towels. Warm Tangy Barbecue Sauce and pour over meatballs. Serve warm from chafing dish.
  3. Tangy Barbecue Sauce (Makes 2 cups) - Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Mix well and cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes. Cool sauce and store covered in refrigerator until needed.
Serves

Makes 30 meatballs

Source

KitchenAid

Holiday 04 August 2015

Add More Flavor to Your Holidays

Italian Sausage Lasagna
Holiday Breakfast Casserole
Old-Fashioned Italian Meatballs
Sausage Dippers

(Family Features) - When you want to bring the family together for a great meal this holiday season but don't have a lot of time to cook, stock up on flavorful ingredients to make your job easy and your whole family happy.

Whether you're serving a hearty breakfast, fun party appetizers or a casual dinner, using Johnsonville Sausage is a simple way to make your recipes taste more delicious than ever. With all the spices and seasonings you need included right in the sausage, you'll save time and have a flavorful meal sure to bring your family together this holiday season.

For more ways to add great taste to your holidays, visit www.johnsonville.com.

10271c

Italian Sausage Lasagna

Ingredients
  • 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 16-ounce package Johnsonville Italian All Natural Ground Sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 large container of chunky pasta sauce
  • 1 15-ounce container ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach, packed
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preparation
  1. Prepare noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside. Sauté Italian sausage, onion and garlic in a skillet until sausage is browned; drain. Add pasta sauce to sausage mixture and set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, blend ricotta cheese, egg and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and set aside.
  3. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray and spread 1 cup sauce mixture on the bottom. Top with 3 lasagna noodles. Spread 1/4 cup ricotta cheese mixture on noodles and layer on 1 cup sauce mixture. Sprinkle 1 cup spinach and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat this whole process 3 more times starting with the noodles; top with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to finish.
  4. Bake uncovered in a 350°F oven for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Serves

Yield 6 to 8 servings

10271a

Holiday Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients
  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) Johnsonville Original Breakfast Sausage Links
  • 6 English muffins cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
Preparation
  1. Cook sausage according to package directions. Cool slightly; cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. In a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish, layer half the English muffin cubes and half the cooked sausage. Repeat layers. Drizzle with butter and top with the cheese, onion and red pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over casserole. Sprinkle with bacon. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Uncover and bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes.
Serves

Yield 12 servings

10271d

Old-Fashioned Italian Meatballs

Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 16-ounce package Johnsonville Italian All Natural Ground Sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Preparation
  1. In large bowl, combine egg, milk and breadcrumbs. Let stand for 3 to 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add sausage; mix well. Shape into meatballs.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté meatballs in olive oil until golden brown and no longer pink.
  3. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce and noodles.
Serves

Yield approximately 12 meatballs

10271b

Sausage Dippers

Ingredients
  • 3 packages Johnsonville Smoked Sausage, such as Beddar with Cheddar, BOLD Jalapeno & Cheddar or Chili Cheese, Smoked Turkey, Turkey with Cheddar or Polish sausage

Spicy Hot Buffalo Sauce

  • 2 cups Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) hot sauce
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) blue cheese salad dressing

Orange Bourbon Barbecue Dip

  • 1 cup bourbon or original barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade

Chinese Dipping Sauce

  • 1 jar (7 ounces) hoisin sauce
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) plum sauce

Creamy Mustard Dip

  • 1 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish

Cajun Mustard Dip

  • 1 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Hot pepper sauce, to taste
Preparation

Sausage Dippers:
Cut sausage links into 1-inch pieces. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until lightly browned and heated through. Serve with toothpicks and dipping sauces.

Spicy Hot Buffalo Sauce:
In microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and hot sauce. Cover and microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until smooth. Serve buffalo sauce in one bowl and blue cheese dressing in another bowl. Yield: 2 cups Buffalo Sauce plus 2 cups Blue Cheese Dressing

Orange Bourbon Barbecue Dip:
In microwave-safe bowl, combine barbecue sauce and orange marmalade. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 1 1/4 cups

Chinese Dipping Sauce:
In microwave-safe bowl, combine hoisin sauce and plum sauce. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Creamy Mustard Dip:
In a bowl, combine the mustard, sour cream and horseradish. Yield: 1 1/3 cups

Cajun Mustard Dip:
In a bowl, combine the mustard, seasoning and hot pepper sauce. Yield: 1 cup

Serves

Yield 18 servings

Source

www.johnsonville.com

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