The Italian Meatball Burger – YUM

The Italian Meatball Burger – YUM

The Italian Meatball Burger – YUM –

In the United States, meatballs are commonly derived from European cuisine influence. Usually it is served with spaghetti or pizza, as in spaghetti and meatballs and meatball pizza. Despite its seemingly Italian traits, one will not find a dish called spaghetti and meatballs in Italia. Spaghetti and meatballs is actually American, it is Italian-American cuisine, assimilated from Italian immigrants coming from southern Italy in the early 19th century. Over time, the dishes in both cultures have drifted apart in similarity. In the southern United States, venison or beef is also often mixed with spices and baked into large meatballs that can be served as an entree. Another variation, called “porcupine meatballs” are basic meatballs often with rice in them.

The main ingredients of an Italian meatball are: beef and/or pork and sometimes poultry, salt, black pepper, chopped garlic, olive oil, Romano cheese, eggs, bread crumbs and parsley, mixed and rolled by hand to a golf ball size. When flattened – The Italian Meatball Burger….

The ancient Roman cookbook Apicius included many meatball-type recipes.[2] Early recipes included in some of the earliest known Arabic cookbooks, generally concern seasoned lamb rolled into orange-sized balls, and glazed with egg yolk and sometimes saffron.

Today Meatballs are cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce or as a hamburger.. on the grill. Everybody Loves Italian

From Wikipedia