Dot’s Meatballs

  • 1 lb 80/20 Hamburger
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (sweet or hot – your choice)
  • 1 C of Dot’s Pretzels – crushed into small pieces after measure
  • 1/4 C Grated carrot
  • 1/4 C Grated onion
  • 1/4 C Grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Salt

Crush the pretzels into small pieces,  add milk, carrots, onion, egg, cheese, pepper and garlic salt and let set in the fridge for a half hour.   Add meat and sausage (do not over mix, this will make the meatball tough).  Let mixture set for another half hour in fridge.

Form into the size of meat ball you desire.  Brown on each side and finish in a 350 degree oven until done. (Depending on the size of your meatball) about 15-20 minutes.  Serve on the side of pasta or in a sandwich or just as an party snack.

This is a base recipe.  You can use this for meatballs as I did and use Dot’s Pretzel for ‘tooth picks’ or you can use as meatloaf recipe or gourmet hamburger patties topped with marinara sauce, basil and mozzarella.