Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cooking Thursday!

I've been doing the Slow Cooking Thursday for so long now, years actually, and it's had a good run but I've noticed lately that everyone seems to be running out of crockpot recipes to share and I don't want to completely do away with the feature, so I thought it time to change it up a bit.

Cooking Thursday will now replace our weekly crockpot feature to include not only those recipes but also any kind you may wish to share......breakfast, main dishes, desserts etc.

So won't you join me and share with us one of your new recipes, or an old family favorite, you can even throw in a recipe for homemade soaps or detergents (just remember to specify).

For the guidelines, you can go here.



Portuguese Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder (I use McCormick's)
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped (You'll need the other half for the sauce)

In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together and form into medium sized meatballs. I get about 16 from each batch.

Place in an ungreased oven proof dish and set aside. Preheat the oven to 375º.


olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 small can tomato sauce
2 tsp tomato paste
salt and pepper
1 cup water

Add a little bit of olive oil to the saucepan and then add the onions and garlic, cook over medium heat for a 2 or 3 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.

Pour over the meatballs.

Sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese and bake in a 375º oven for about 30 minutes.



  1. Oh my those look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe and those yummy pics. :)

  2. I haven't made meatballs for some time, and it looks like I need to again. These look wonderful!

  3. This looks like a good one and my stomach is growling.

  4. Yum! I love that the meatballs are cooking in the sauce. I do an Italian style one that simmers cooking the meatballs on the stovetop, but baking it? Brilliant! So much more hands off. Gotta love that! Thanks for sharing this one.

    The pork sandwiches from last week were a huge hit with my family. It's now is a permanent "keeper" one for us! Thank you so much!

  5. Looks Yummy!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. hi, thanks for hosting! I hope you come play, big words, little foodies a weekly blog event I host on tuesdays to celebrate the funny things kids say about food.

  7. whoops, forgot my meatball comment, i'm making them for the first time tonight, thx for recipe, i was just about to go troll for one!

  8. I am now drooling over the pictures that you posted. It makes me want to lick it. I can't wait to make this one.

  9. Just printed out this....LOOKS SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!

  10. Lots of great recipes linked this week. Thanks for sharing!


  11. Hi Sandra!
    I just Love your blog.
    Thanks for stopping by mine.


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