We grill burgers and brats, chickens and steaks. One thing you don’t hear about all that often is grilled meatballs. At Mighty Flame, we say that when you buy a propane tank, you unlock a world of culinary possibilities. If that’s the case, why not experiment with this truly delightful meatball recipe?
Ideal for everything from spaghetti to appetizers, today’s recipe for grilled meatballs is a keeper. It’s pretty easy too, if you can believe it! We’ll walk you through what you need step by step in today’s blog, so keep reading to get your new go-to meatball recipe.
Here What You’ll Need
If you’ve made meatballs before, you know exactly how tricky it can be to keep them appropriately moist without overdoing it. It can also be a challenge to make meatballs that aren’t too dry. This recipe is ideal because it has it perfect combination of ingredients to make yourself the perfect meatball every single time. Here are the ingredients you’ll need on hand:
- 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
- ¾ pound ground pork
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg (beaten)
- ⅛ cup milk
- ½ cup fresh parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Salt and pepper
Start the Assembly
Get started by mixing all of your ingredients together in a mixing bowl until everything is combined nicely. At this point, begin to roll the meatballs out into balls that are around an inch or so in diameter. Feel free to eyeball this step because chances are that you know about how big you’d like your meatball to be.
Once you have your meatballs ready, allow them to sit while you preheat your grill to medium high heat. In the meantime, prepare yourself a drink or watch an episode of your favorite show, because it will take about 20 minutes.
When the grill is hot, oil your grates, then start grilling the meatballs. You’ll want to cook them for about 10 minutes total, ensuring that each side of the meatball gets equal contact with the heat. Meatballs will be done when they’re cooked to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees. Allow them to rest for a few minutes to give the internal juices plenty of time to settle.
How to Enjoy Your Meatballs
Grilling your meatballs adds a unique texture and taste that you just don’t get when you prepare them by utilizing other methods. These meatballs go incredibly well with most pastas. Try them with some fettuccine alfredo and you’re sure to be pleased! Of course they also go well with spaghetti or in meatball sandwiches. They also make great appetizers if you’re looking for something easy and flavorful to keep your guests satisfied until the main course is served.
Whatever you prefer to serve your meatballs with, they’re sure to put a smile on your face. Although this recipe is admittedly simple and classic, it truly is just about as good as it gets and we sincerely hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.
Buy a Propane Tank Near You
Of course a key ingredient in grilled meatballs is a grill, and for that you’ll need a propane tank. Wondering where to buy a propane tank? Mighty Flame has a number of propane tank exchange locations, so swing on by and pick one up to be sure that you are prepared to make some amazing meatballs.
Be sure to stay tuned for more grilling tips, tricks, recipes, and ideas because there’s nothing we love sharing with our readers more and we have some really good stuff in store in the near future that we hope you will enjoy.