From the Kitchen of Tammy Gibbins (and a few other people)
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced small
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon dried parsley
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Soak bread crumbs in milk in a small bowl for 20 minutes.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir onions in hot oil until translucent, about 20 minutes.
Mix beef and pork together in a large bowl. Stir onions, bread crumb mixture, eggs, parsley, garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Italian herb seasoning, and Parmesan cheese into meat mixture with a rubber spatula until combined. Cover and refrigerate for about one hour.
Preheat an oven to 425°.
Using wet hands, form meat mixture into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Arrange onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
Many years ago my husband was on a cruise and one of the ports was somewhere in Jamaica. He’d had these pies on the island and fell in love with them. He always spoke of them fondly so I went scouring the internet for a […]