A month ago, yes I’m a serious slacker, I went to Milwaukee to visit with Johnsonville to discover that Johnsonville is about much more than grilling. Cooking sausage can be done easily in the kitchen and we tried it as a family last night and it was delicious, but before I reveal to you my version of Italian Sausage Meatballs, I want to share with you how Johnsonville makes Italian Sausage Meatballs.
This is Bob’s signature recipe and I tried them and they are pretty darn good, I could do without the onions, but I think most people think I’m un-American because I don’t cook with onions in my house. Now you have to watch this video:
I took this video and the background noise is a little loud and I can’t find my software to edit it out. I hope you can hear the conversation, because Bob, is so fired up about Johnsonville Italian Sausage in person that you have to hear his passion.
Johnsonville takes really great Sausage and put all the spices you need for any Italian Sausage recipe. So when making meatballs all you need are crackers and eggs.
Check out their Italian Sausage Meatball Recipe:
1 Egg Lightly Beaten
1/3 cup Bread Crumbs
1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup onion (you know this would not fly in my house, which is why tomorrow I’ll have Our revised recipe)
1 pkg Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage Links
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl combine the egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, milk and onion
Then you need to remove the sausage from casings, before you start cooking watch this video with Melissa d’Arabian and how to remove Johnsonville Italian Sausage from the casing easily.
Add the sausage to the mixture
Shape into meatballs and arrange in a baking dish
Bake for 20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way (160 degrees)
Then Serve over your favorite noodle and sauce.
Disclosure: Johnsonville paid for all of my trip expenses to Milwaukee.