These meatballs are unbelievably too easy to make. They are impossibly facile, fast and simple. I had a hard time contemplating if to dedicate a post writing such an easy recipe, but then I thought of the baked plantain goodness I put up some time ago. That was too simple to qualify for a blog post! As easy as this may be, I believe there maybe just one person who hasn’t discovered the ease in making meatballs from scratch. Cheap manual Meat blenders could give you the chance to buy cheaper pork steaks/chops and make the meat paste de Novo .
That one person out there could be one of my siblings because meatballs weren’t something we grew up with in Cameroon. Still, don’t understand why, but as a mom, this seems to be the best way my lil’man enjoys meat protein. As such it has become a must have in my freezer, yes I make and freeze for days when I can just pull out and drop in my tomato sauce or in other soups.
These meatballs do not have any egg, flour or breadcrumbs; simply seasoned meat rolled into balls.
So this is what you need:
Ingredients for meatballs
- 300 grams ground pork
- 12 grated garlic gloves
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 tablespoons grated bell peppers
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2 seasoning cubes
Put the ground pork in a large bowl
Throw in all the seasoning; thyme, white pepper, garlic, seasoning cubes and bell pepper.
Give it a generous mix till you are certain all the ingredients are nicely incorporated
Scoop out into desirable ball sizes
Give it a childlike massage into a ball. I( my lil’man kept asking me “mama what are doing?”) He must have thought it to be some kids play dough!
Place the meatballs on a baking pan ( I drizzled some butter but that is absolutely not necessary, pork has a lot of fats)
Preheat oven to 225degrees
Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 mins
Remove and allow to cool
Then enjoy with some veggies. Remember to save some for tomato sauce ahead.