Grown Man Meatballs

January 29, 2013 by Kenmore

Erryn Cobb, Northwestern University football alumnus and contestant on MasterChef Season 2, shares his recipe for Grown Man Meatballs. They’re meatballs, but they are way too manly for spaghetti!


preparation time
15 mins

cook time




3 diced tomatoes

0.5 stick of butter

0.5 cup olive oil

1 whole head of garlic minced

2 tablespoons dried basil

0.25 cup vodka

0.5 cup cream

0.5 pounds ground beef

0.5 pounds chorizo

0.5 pounds smoked sausage

1 cup bread crumbs

1 egg

3 cloves minced garlic



Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add in garlic and cook, but don't let it burn! Add in basil a pinch of salt, garlic salt and pepper. Promptly add tomatoes and cook until soft. Once soft add in vodka and light on fire to burn off alcohol. Add cream and process in blender or food processor.


Combine all ingredients in bowl. Work ingredients together and form 3 inch balls. Place balls on cookie sheet and bake in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes or until almost cooked through. Add balls in simmering sauce and finish.


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