I had originally intended for the baguettes to go with the hoagies, but I didn't read the recipe properly (such a rookie mistake!) and had to send the husband out for some at the store. I missed the part where it said the baguettes had to rise in the fridge overnight. We have a lot of bread at my house now. Never a bad thing.
I wanted to do something a little different with my meatball hoagies. For some reason, I always end up with half a tub or pesto lingering in my fridge after I've bought it for a recipe, so I thought I'd make Pesto Meatballs. They turned out really good. A subtle flavor of basil and garlic, with pine nuts and Parmesan running through the meatballs. They were very tender too. I'm definitely keeping these in my recipe rotation.
- 1.5 lbs ground turkey
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1/4 tsp marjoram
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 heaping Tbsp pesto
Preheat oven to 280C (350 F).
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Shape into meatball shapes and put in a lightly greased baking dish.
Bake for about 25 minutes. Done.
The possibilities are pretty endless with these guys. I made hoagies with this marinara sauce. I added mushrooms and green bell pepper and I loaded up the hoagies with grated mozzarella.
|That's the incredible pizza and my pesto meatball hoagie.|
Yep, that's beer in the wine glass. I'm not be pretentious. The bottles these ales come in are so big, I'd be asleep by 8 if I drank a whole one myself. So we split one, and now it's a Friday night tradition. We try a different one every Friday night. Yeah, it's the little things that excite us now. Thanks, kids.
Anyhow, I digress, the meatballs. We had a lot of meatballs in marinara left over (yay for leftovers!) as you can see....
|Looks kinda weird in the pic. Trying to work on the camera issues.|
I can see spaghetti and meatballs in the very near future. You could also make some pretty cool little appetizers with these. Hunks of mozzarella, fresh basil leaf, cherry tomato and a meatball on a toothpick. Super Bowl snacks?