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Grown Man Meatballs

Erryn Cobb, Northwestern University football alumnus and contestant on MasterChef Season 2, shares his recipe for Grown Man Meatballs. They're meatballs, but they are way too manly for spaghetti!

Kenmore Grown Man Meatballs
  • 3 diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 whole head of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound chorizo
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cloves minced garlic

Sauce

Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add in garlic and cook, but don't let it burn! Add in basil a pinch of salt, garlic salt and pepper. Promptly add tomatoes and cook until soft. Once soft add in vodka and light on fire to burn off alcohol. Add cream and process in blender or food processor.

Meatballs

Combine all ingredients in bowl. Work ingredients together and form 3 inch balls. Place balls on cookie sheet and bake in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes or until almost cooked through. Add balls in simmering sauce and finish.

8 15 minutes 25 minutes

Grown Man Meatballs

Grown Man Meatballs

Erryn Cobb, Northwestern University football alumnus and contestant on MasterChef Season 2, shares his recipe for Grown Man Meatballs. They're meatballs, but they are way too manly for spaghetti!

Preparation

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Serves

Calories

667 per serving

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 whole head of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound chorizo
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
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Sauce

Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add in garlic and cook, but don't let it burn! Add in basil a pinch of salt, garlic salt and pepper. Promptly add tomatoes and cook until soft. Once soft add in vodka and light on fire to burn off alcohol. Add cream and process in blender or food processor.

Meatballs

Combine all ingredients in bowl. Work ingredients together and form 3 inch balls. Place balls on cookie sheet and bake in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes or until almost cooked through. Add balls in simmering sauce and finish.

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