Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Meatballs Marinara with Broiled Artichokes

What you will need for this recipe:

1 pound ground beef (I went with a lean ground)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1 egg-beaten
Fresh parsley-chopped
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon garlic powder
salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together and form into 12 balls.  Place on broiler pan 4 to 6 inches from heat.  Broil meatballs for 7 minutes, then flip over for another 3 to 4.  I used one large pan and broiled the artichokes and meatballs together to save time and energy.


Use fresh or jarred for this recipe.  I used a mixing bowl and tossed them in olive oil and bacon crumbles.  Sprinkle a little salt over top before serving.

For the marinara:  You could use your favorite jarred sauce, but the fresh stuff is always the best.
8oz can plum tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic-chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Fresh basil chopped
Salt and pepper

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Endive and Arugula Salad with Grilled Skirt Steak

1 bag Arugula

2 Belgian Endives

1 can hearts of palm

10 to 12 pearl onions

Skirt Steak

½ cup dried cherries

1 cup feta cheese

Cherry tomatoes-cut in half

Balsamic dressing
Marinate steak in 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper.

While grill is heating, skewer onions and hearts of palm together and drizzle with olive oil.

Grill each skewer for 3 minutes on each side.  I also grill the steak for 3 minutes on each side for medium rare.  Assemble remaining items on a plate and lightly toss once all ingredients are added.  Remove steak and skewers from the grill and place over the top and around your salad.