Today I made Meatballs and Cornbread. The meatballs I made from scratch, now the cornbread I prepared from a box. Instead of deep-frying the meatballs, I baked them alongside the cornbread. They turned out really good.
This is my recipe for meatballs:
2 lb of ground beef
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
Now attention here: today instead of 1 cup of bread crumbs, I did 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and 1/2 of Farinha de Mandioca Torrada. This last product is from Brazil. Mandioca is the mandioc root. Here in America, we have mandioc flour, but this one I used, is more like a corse flour, looks more like cornmeal. It is used a lot in Brazil, and today I tried it on meatballs and loved it. Find a picture of this product below.
Mix all ingredients until everything keeps itself together, almost like a big piece of dough. If it feels too soft, add a little more breadcrumbs. If the dough is too tough, add a little more milk. Roll the balls with your hands.
Now I am very disappointed with this cornbread mix. It is soooooo sweet. They should call it Corn Cake. Just way too sweet. Why, why, why??? I even added another cup of milk with a cup of plain cornmeal, plus two more tsp baking powder, and still, tastes like cake. It tastes, good… but why so sweet? Bought at Costco! Guess that won’t happen again.