Cookbook Challege – Recipe 1: Big British Meatballs

Yesterday was the commencement of my Cookbook Challenge.  In the spirit of the Super Bowl, not that I’m a huge football fan but you gotta watch it, I started off the challenge with Big British Meatballs.   I must admit, I had a couple fails due to my lack of attention…. I may have forgotten to get certain ingredients and had to improvise…

  • Black Current Jam – I used Blueberry Jam
  • Malt Vinegar – regular vinegar
  • English Mustard – I thought it was grainy mustard.. oops!

Regardless, it came out pretty delicious!  I now understand why meatballs in gravy are a British comfort food.

Challenge 1

This recipe was simple enough, but there were a lot of steps.  It did take me 2 hours from start to end.  I like to do my prep at the very beginning, that way when it comes time to cook, I don’t need to do any chopping and what not.  Next time, yes there will be a next time for this recipe, I’m going to put larger chunks of cheese in my meatballs, and buy the right ingredients.  So far, my challenge is going well, it’s only been 1 day, but I like to be hopeful!

Find the recipe here.

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Meatballs are ready for the oven

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Some of the cheese oozed out.. but still so good!


Jamie Oliver’s Big British Meatballs – looks pretty close!


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