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Meatballs w/Prosciutto Parmesan & Lemon

by Karen on January 23rd, 2015



You can imagine how excited our city is for another Super Bowl!
I have been saving this recipe for you–it’s a great Game Day appetizer.

Meatballs are quite versatile—they can be the main course or served as a favorite appetizer. This recipe is also an easy ‘go-to’ dinner solution.

As an entrée, serve with a big salad on the side or with winter vegetables. For a game day appetizer, triple the recipe and serve with your favorite dipping sauce or try our Tamari Honey Mustard sauce or Fresh Horseradish.

Meatballs with Prosciutto, Parmesan, and Lemon–gluten free

serves 8 as an appetizer or 4 as an entrée

1 pound ground beef
½ pound ground pork or Italian hot sausage
¼ pound prosciutto, finely chopped
½ cup finely ground, gluten free breadcrumbs or cornmeal*
½ cup Parmesan-Reggiano, grated
½ teaspoon onion powder, or to taste
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 eggs
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Juice from one lemon

In a large bowl combine ground beef, pork, prosciutto, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, onion powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and eggs. (Easiest to use hands to mix all ingredients)

Shape meat mixture into 1-inch balls, place them on a plate and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy saucepan (a cast-iron skillet is perfect). Add the meatballs in several batches and brown completely.  Return all meatballs to the pan and sprinkle lemon juice over meatballs. Serve.
*Breadcrumb tip:

A mini Cuisinart is the fastest way to make breadcrumbs.  Save the heels from your loaves of bread in the freezer, toast the frozen bread then pulverize in the Cuisinart.


Dipping Sauces—combine ingredients and serve.

Tamari Honey Mustard

3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon tamari or gluten free soy sauce

Fresh Horseradish Sauce

2-3–inch piece of horseradish root, finely grated
1 tablespoon white vinegar
¾ cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste


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One Comment
  1. These look DELICIOUS!

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