Kennett’s Maitake Mushroom Meaty Meatballs
Meatballs are always a great decision but this tantalizing twist on this classic dish will have you wanting more and more. Kennett’s maitake mushroom meaty meatballs taste even better than they look! I know that’s hard to believe but it is true. Try our exotic and mouth watering maitake mushrooms which are then blended with lean ground beef and seasoned to create the perfect Italian-style meatball. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce over your favorite pasta for a deliciously quick meal or appetizer. If you are looking for an even more exotic and delicious taste feel free to try mixing in our amazing pioppino mushrooms or king oyster mushrooms for a phenomenal pop of flavor.
Serving Size: About 20 meatballs that will serve 4-6 people
Preparation Time: Less than 45 minutes
Total Time to Eating: Less than 1 hour 30 minutes
•1/2 lb. Kennett’s maitake mushrooms, finely chopped
•1 lb. lamb or lean ground beef
•1 tsp Italian seasoning
•1 small onion, finely diced
•1 clove minced garlic
•½ cup breadcrumbs
•Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking tray with foil and spray with cooking spray.
•Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
•In a skillet over medium heat cook chopped maitake mushrooms until brown and most moisture has been released, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside to let cool.
•In a large bowl combine cooled mushrooms, beef, seasoning, onion, garlic breadcrumbs and egg; mix all ingredients until incorporated. Shape mixture into 1½ inch meatballs. Place 1 inch apart on pan.
•Bake 20-25 minutes or until meatballs reach 160°F, are cooked through and center is no longer pink.