Two (and even more importantly!), it is a part of Land O’Lakes’ Pin a Meal, Give a Meal campaign. Between now and May 31, for every Land O’Lakes recipe (including this one!) that’s pinned (or repinned!) on Pinterest, the Land O’Lakes Foundation will donate nine meals to Feeding America®, which works to fight hunger in the United States. The goal is to donate 2.7 million meals. I participated with Land O’Lakes in Pin a Meal, Give a Meal last year, and it was amazing to see how many people pinned recipes in order to trigger meal donations.
So in a nutshell: Any Land O’ Lakes recipe you pin on Pinterest (including this one!) will trigger a donation of 9 meals to Feeding America®. Pin as many as you want! Here’s their Pinterest page, where you can browse them:
And here’s the Land O’Lakes website, which is brimming with great recipes. You can pin recipes straight from there, too. (At the bottom of this post, I’ve also linked to my other blogging friends who are participating in Pin a Meal, Give a Meal so you can check out their pinnable recipes, too.)
And now for the meat-a-ball recipe! I cooked and photographed it while Land O’ Lakes was visiting last month, and I’ve been eager to post it! I have a hard time sitting on cooking posts, as I have well established in the past. Ha. (I’m working on my patience…I’m working on my patience…I’m working on my patience…)
Here’s what you need: 1 Land O Lakes® Butter Half Stick, ground beef, seasoned breadcrumbs, brown mustard, ketchup, beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, onion, beef broth, ketchup, cornstarch, egg noodles, and minced parsley. It’s not a tiny list of ingredients, but most of ‘em are staples!
Use your (very clean) hands to smash it all together, then grab a good 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll it into neat balls. Repeat until all the meat mixture is rolled up! (Look. You can see me in the scoop. Freaky, man!)
Now, into a pan or skillet, add half of the half stick of Land O Lakes® Butter. The entire recipe takes just 4 tablespoons…and that is the appeal of the half-sticks. They’re not just to be cute and adorable!
You will love this, guys. Pure and holy comfort food. To the max. Like, totally.
The printable recipe is below, but first, here are some other recipes in the Pin a Meal, Give a Meal campaign:
Raspberry Almond Scones at Two Peas and Their Pod
Gnocchi with Brown Butter Cream Sauce and Kale at The Little Kitchen
Churros with Salted Caramel Sauce at The Novice Chef
Sriracha Garlic Toasts with Shrimp at A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Mini Chicken Pot Pies at A Spicy Perspective
Strawberry Layer Cake with Amaretto Swiss Meringue Buttercream at Bake at 350
Caramelized Banana Topped Dutch Baby at Fifteen Spatulas
Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts Bacon Pizza by Picky Palate
If you love ‘em, pin ‘em!
$1 helps provide 9 meals* secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. The Land O’Lakes Foundation guarantees a minimum of 2.7 million meals* (monetary equivalent of $300,000.00) to Feeding America and member food banks from March 28 through May 31, 2014.
I have partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of
Land O Lakes® Butter for the Kitchen Conversations blogger program. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.
And here’s the handy dandy printable!
To make the meatballs, combine the first 8 ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead until completely combined. Form into medium-sized meatballs and place on a plate.
Heat a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat, and then add 2 tablespoons of Land O Lakes® Butter. When melted, add half the meatballs and gently move around the pan to brown. When brown, remove them to a clean plate and repeat with the rest of the meatballs.
In the same skillet, add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown and starting to soften. In a small bowl, mix ½ cup of beef broth with the cornstarch.
Next add to the skillet 2 cups of the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and mustard. Stir to scrape the bits off the bottom of the pan. Bring to a gentle boil and add the cornstarch mixture. Return the meatballs to the pan, reduce the heat to low, and allow them to simmer in the sauce for 10 minutes or until meatballs are done and sauce is thick. (Splash in more beef broth if needed for thinning.) To give the sauce a deeper color, add a little Kitchen Bouquet.
Serve meatballs and sauce over a platter of egg noodles, tossed in the remaining 2 tablespoons of Land O Lakes® Butter and sprinkle with minced parsley.
Recipe note: Sauce should be thick and glossy!
Disclosure: This recipe sponsored by Land O’ Lakes.
Posted by Ree | The Pioneer Woman on April 10 2014