Or beginning-of-summer recipes.
But, you know, recipes that are kind of fun and casual and DELICIOUS.
Interestingly, both of the other recipes that I have for you this week feature ground beef because….I stink at planning? Oh, AND. Remember how Jay is a vegetarian? Was a vegetarian? Emphasis on was. He’s been adding meat a little at a time back to his diet, and now it’s just kind of present for a lot of meals. This wasn’t my doing, mind you, and we still eat meat-free a lot of meals, but he’s down with the ground beef every now and again too, thank goodness for the food blogger who makes 27 servings of everything no matter how few people are going to be eating it.
You know how it goes.
So these meatballs! They taste like a cheeseburger sans bun, but with all the flavors you love, and with cheese inside of them, and they are SERIOUSLY delicious. Seriously. Also, because the toppings have such great flavor, the meatballs themselves are SUPER simple. No egg, no breadcrumbs, no fuss. They’re adorbs for an appetizer or even a lunch since they’re served over lettuce which basically makes this a salad. You’re welcome! Health food.