So a few days ago I took out one of the grass fed chuck roasts that were a part of my bulk beef order with the intention of making a roast. Well, I'm going to Chicago for the weekend tomorrow and this thing took about 3 days to thaw, so, no roast for me.
Instead, I made meatballs! And man, there really IS a difference between grain and grass fed beef. These meatballs were so full of flavor, and not dry at all. I had to stop after 3, I could have gorged on those things.
- 2# grass fed chuck roast, cut into chunks (if you don't have grass fed, use what you've got)
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground sage
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1T olive oil
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 400.
Take your chunks of roast and toss them a handful at a time into the food processor and pulse until it's ground like hamburger meat.
In a large bowl, combine everything and mix together. Form the balls (I used a large cookie scoop and ended up with 20 meatballs) and put on a rimmed baking sheet. Now these will be wet, but don't worry, they won't fall apart.
Bake for 20 minutes.