Betsy Craig Meatballs

  • 2 ½ lbs. 90/10 ground angus beef
  • 24 oz Mulay’s Mild Italian Sausage
  • Garlic, a lot of diced garlic (I’d say 4 big bulbs diced)
  • 1 cup GF Breadcrumbs
  • A few tbsp of olive oil (I used some I brought back from Italy!)
  • Dry basil, (lots of basil)
  • Oregano (about ½ the amount of basil)
  • Pink Himalaya Salt (to taste)

After rolling this mixture into meatballs, I cooked them in oil and drowned them in homemade tomato sauce (gravy) that started on the stove 8 hours before. Now if I could I would have tried to cook with lard but the guilt that comes with is just not worth it.

What’s great about meatballs is you can use them in a bunch of different recipes. I put together a simple meatball open-faced sub that first night which was delicious. The next night I sliced the meatballs and made a delicious baked ziti using the same red sauce. Seriously, these meatballs are delicious!

The combination of 3 generations in the recipe married with Mulay’s delicious sausage made me feel like we were being watched down upon with love from above. I can hear my Nonna saying, “add a little more garlic in here” with her broken English and thick Italian accent. That woman could cook I tell you; she was amazing! See why I am so lucky? I get to relive such great memories. You should as well my friends!

So, that’s what cooking with Mulay’s Sausage has done for me this weekend during quarantine. While I’m in the house, watching what is happening to so many I love in Italy I am able to pay tribute to my heritage cooking with this delicious sausage. I’m keeping faith that all will be well, and the world will come out again one day soon. Until then, I hold my beloved town of Fondi, Italy and Norcia, Italy in my heart and cook with the spirit of my Italian roots.

I hope you have a blast cooking with the delicious Mulay’s products and am sending love across the miles to each of you! Enjoy treating yourself, your family, your diners, your students, and all your diners to Mulay’s, what I consider to be the best sausage in the business! When you cook with love and incredible products the outcome is always delicious!

Recipe By: Betsy Craig