Basil Meatballs Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyMethod
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Bulk pork sausage1 Pound
 Minced fresh basil1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Crushed fennel seeds1 Teaspoon
 Fresh basil leaves25 Large

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1394 Calories from Fat 1065

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 118 g182.2%

Saturated Fat 46.6 g232.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 421.9 mg

Sodium 2260.6 mg94.2%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.8%

Dietary Fiber 7.3 g29.2%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 66 g131.9%

Vitamin A 75.1% Vitamin C 40.6%

Calcium 33.2% Iron 42.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Soak 7 to 12 long bamboo skewers in hot water to cover for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine sausage, minced basil, and fennel seeds.
Shape into 1-inch balls.
Wrap a basil leaf around each meatball, lightly pressing it into meat so it sticks leaf need not cover entire meatball.
Thread meatballs closely together on skewers, allowing 2 or 3 per skewer.
Lay skewers on a grill 2 to 4 inches above a solid bed of medium to low coals extinguish any flares with a spray of water.
Grill, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until meatballs are no longer pink in center; cut to test 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve on skewers.
Makes 8 servings.
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