- Yellow potatoes 1 kg (5 cup and ?)
- Mixed ground beef and pork meat 600 grams
- Breadcrumbs 70 grams (? cup)
- Grated cheese 70 grams
- Egg 1 ? 130 kcal
- Extra virgin olive oil 60 ml (? cup)
- Salt as much as is needed ? 1 kcal
- Pepper as much as is needed
Baked meatballs with potatoes are a succulent and very simple second course; you just need to make soft and delicious meatballs based on minced meat, bread, grated cheese and eggs, and then bake them in the oven directly in the pan with the potatoes. Just enough time to cook everything and in a moment you will have a rich and complete dish, that will make everybody happy. It is also an economical and very practical dish, as it will allow you to use only one pan and to dirty very little, perfect for a last-minute lunch or dinner or for when you come back home tired and hungry after a long day of work; just prepare it in advance and bake it just before bringing it to the table. So let’s find out how to make it by following our recipe step by step.
How to prepare baked meatballs with potatoes
In a bowl, collect the minced meat, the grated cheese and the breadcrumbs; add the egg (1) and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Mix the ingredients, possibly adding a drop of water (2), until the mixture is homogeneous and soft.
Using an ice cream dispenser, take out many small portions of dough (3).
Shape into small balls a little bigger than a walnut and set them aside as you go (4).
Wash the potatoes, peel them and cut them into cubes (5).
Transfer the potatoes to a pan, season with oil and a pinch of salt (6), and bake at 200 degrees C for about 20 minutes, or until cooked.
Arrange the meatballs on top of the potatoes (7), bake again and cook for another 10-15 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking.
Once the meatballs are cooked, take them out of the oven, season with a bit of pepper and serve the preparation hot (8).
Baked meatballs with potatoes can be preserved in the refrigerator, well sealed with a sheet of cling film, for a maximum of 1-2 days. At the moment of consumption, heat them in the oven or in the microwave oven.