Monday, May 11, 2015

Lil Balls of Goodness

Lil Balls of Goodness can be made with Philly Cheese Steak, Italian Sausage, 
Pizza toppings, Western,
let your imagination run wild

so yummy I doubled the batch to freeze some for late night snacking
 I guess my guests didn't know that - they ate 44 balls
gluten free flour or your standard flour works great
Originally I made these with Italian Sausage Filling
today I'm trying the philly cheese steak inspired by Rachel Ray
mini muffin tins work but the baby pop balls are so cute
I love the baby cakes pop maker  I've never made a cake in it!!!
you are tricked into believing you are eating fried foods - but your not!!
clamcakes,  donut holes, corn dogs omg goodness
Mom's checking the recipe
that's how I know she doesn't like what she sees me doing in the kitchen
and she did correct me good thing someone is paying attention

dice your peppers and onions really fine
big junks will be hard to place in tins
scramble Hamburg you want it to be small
cooking through till no longer pink

add Worcestershire sauce, onions, peppers
cook until translucent - just the way you like them on a Philly Cheese Steak
set aside to cool
mix the flour, baking powder, onion powder
 make sure baby pops maker warming up
add eggs and milk
mix till it looks pretty
then add cheese and meat filling
now it may not look so pretty
give that ugly duckling a moment 
OMG Lil Balls of Goodness 
these would be great in kids lunches even sneak veggies into the mix
dip in spicy mustard for extra pow!!

Mini Muffin Philly Cheesesteak Bites
2 lbs ground beef
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 c.  flour, I’ve been using
King Arthur  Gluten Free Blend
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups cups milk
2 eggs
1 tsp onion powder
1 ½ cups shredded provolone cheese
, Salt and pepper 

Prepare the filling, In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the meat. Once brown, add the onion, peppers and Worcestershire, and cook for 1-2 minutes  just how you like them in a philly cheese steak. Remove from heat ,let cool.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, egg, milk, and onion powder, mix lightly.    Add cooled meat mixture and 1 1/2 cups of cheese.  Season with salt and pepper.
Plug in my favorite BabyCakes Pops Maker preheat.  using a tablespoon fill each pop just over half full, don’t worry Mom will remind you,  takes 5 minutes to cook and be a pretty golden brown.
If you don’t want to make cute balls use mini muffin pans and
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden on top.

Makes 48 balls 
freezes well really well I managed to freeze four before they all disappeared just to test it out

Other Fillings in place of Philly Pepper Steak
Italian Sausage Filling
2 lb sweet or hot Italian bulk sausage,  2 peppers, 1 1/2 cups onion, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 ½ cups pizza cheese, pizza sauce for dipping.  scramble the sausage sautéing until brown, add the onion, peppers  and cook for 1-2 minutes, cool.  mix cooled mixture, cheese, Italian seasoning into biscuit batter.  
I use a chicken sausage so it isn't greasy

Ham and Cheese
1 lb ham diced, 1 cup swiss cheese diced, 1 small onion diced,  mix into biscuit
Pizza Filling
1 c Mozzarella cheese, grated , 2 cups Pepperoni, 1 tsp italian seasoning, finely chopped Pizza Sauce, warmed

Western Filling:1 ½ cups provolone, 1lb ham, cut into fine squares, I want to try American cheese but am afraid it will ooze! 1 green pepper, minced,  1cup  onion, minced

Spinach Artichoke from Rachel Ray – can’t wait to try it!!
1 10-ounce box frozen spinach, thawed squeeze excess liquid, 4 ounces cream cheese, diced small,  2 14-ounce cans artichokes, drained and chopped, 1 cup parmesan cheese
Chicken-Broccoli Mixture
1 lb cooked chicken diced, 1/2 cup onion, diced, 2 cups cooked chopped broccoli, if frozen thaw & squeeze the liquid out or you'll have soggy bites, 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, diced, ½ tsp basil,   if I have carrot I add it, it looks pretty
I like my onion a little soft I soften for 30 seconds in microwave.
Spinach Ricotta  - still working on this one a girl can only make so many balls in a day
CheeseBurgerthis one just needs to be tested
ground beef, cheddar cheese, chopped pickles, onion powder, dipped in ketchup
hmmmmm wonder how I could do a barbeque.....................
Let your imagination go wild!!!!!

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