Meatloaf Meatballs

Meatloaf and meatballs have always been a favorite in my family. It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I want easy finger foods, as well as a meal for later in the week. I decided to make a large batch of meatloaf, and turn the rest of the meatloaf mixture into meatballs.You can also make an extra-large batch of meatballs for a huge gathering. This recipe is super easy, and is also great for parties, gatherings, and sports events such as the Super Bowl. It is a very versatile recipe. You can do many different things, such as meatball subs, meatball sliders, lasagna, meatloaf, wedding soup, and pasta with meatballs. I look forward to reading all your comments!


Things you need:

Mixing bowl

Frying pan

Baking sheet

8×8 pan or a loaf pan

Aluminum foil


Crock pot

4-5 pounds of hamburger

2 portabella mushrooms chopped (You can also use any type of mushrooms.)

2 eggs

8 oz Thai chili sauce

¼ cup of bread crumbs

½ cup old fashioned oats

2 cloves of garlic chopped

2 green onions chopped

1 colored pepper chopped

1/8 cup of Banana peppers chopped

Dash of banana pepper juice

Italian seasoning (optional)

2 jars of chili sauce

1 jar of currant jelly (melted)

Instructions:

  1. Using your mixing bowl, add in hamburger, mushrooms, eggs, Thai chili sauce, bread crumbs, old fashioned oats, banana peppers, and banana pepper juice.
  2. Next, take your frying pan and add the chopped garlic, green onion, and colored pepper and sauté them.
  3. Add into meat mixture, and mix well.
  4. Split the mixture in half.
  5. If you want to make meatloaf out of half the mixture, add half of it to 8×8  or loaf pan. Put in refrigerator or freeze for later in the week Bake at 375* for one hour. 
  6. With the other half, roll into balls and place on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake meatballs for 20 minutes at 350*.
  8. Next, take your crock pot, and dump chili sauce and stir in melted currant jelly.
  9. Place meatballs in crock pot and let cook throughout the day.  

Happy Super Bowl!🏈

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Pizzeria Tortuga (Venice, Italy) 🇮🇹

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Buongiorno! Venice is an island city in Italy that is surrounded by water. The only transportation visitors can take to get around the city is to travel by boat or walk through the cobblestone streets. Vehicles are not an option. Venice, is filled with a variety of delicious pizzeria and pasta restaurants. However, I recommend visiting the smaller local mom and pop restaurants, to experience the atmosphere with traditional Italian dishes.

My favorite mom and pop restaurant in Venice, is Pizzeria Tortuga, where many of the locals eat. Pizzeria Tortuga is a small Italian restaurant that is located on Salizada dei Spechieri, around the corner from the ferry to Murano Island. They serve a variety of pizza, pasta, and wine. When customers walk in, they will find a variety of seating throughout the dining room, bar, and outside. The food was very delicious from start to finish. A few of my favorites included the Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce, Cannelloni, and Gnocchi with red sauce. 

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Customers will find the food very fresh and reasonably priced, which makes it definitely worth it. Best pasta dishes I’ve had! The owner was very friendly and attentive to our needs. This restaurant was open extended hours between lunch and dinner, when all the other restaurants were closed, . Finally, customers who dine at Pizzeria Tortuga will find the atmosphere very relaxing in both the dining room and the bar, and full of activity outside. I look forward to coming back to this restaurant the next time I visit Venice.

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Ciao!

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