Meatballs enrobed in a thin crepe covered in your favorite pasta sauce and cheese. Meatball Crepes are something you and your kids will both enjoy!

Meatball Crepes
Have you ever heard of Meatball Crepes?  I know I hadn’t until I arrived at my brother’s home and my nephew said he would make them for our dinner one night while I was visiting.  He took a class on a cruise they went on last year and learned how to flip the crepe in the pan.  I was definitely game on for his cooking one night.  I was thinking “how cool, I’ve cooked with my brother in the kitchen, and now I get to cook with my nephew!”  What fun we had too!  We had a few crepes hit the floor and the laugh that gave my mother was priceless!
I think I never took so many photos of one thing in my life – or maybe my mom took more than I did!  I know we were really having a lot of fun and were excited that Austin wanted to cook!  Below is a progression of his making the meatballs and crepes.
 Meatball Crepes
Once all the crepes were made and it was time to assemble, I had Austin assemble his plate for me to photograph.  He did a pretty darn good job with the presentation too!
Now, how did they taste?  Excellent!  He did a great job all around and I actually tried something I had never heard of and now am excited to share it with you!
Meatball Crepes
Stay tuned for the dessert crepes – they required a little more help from me, but they turned out awesome too!

 

Meatball Crepes ala Austin
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Ingredients
  • For the Meatballs
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs, (basil, oregano, parsley) – we used dried and went with 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp oregano, and 1 tbsp parsley)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (we kind of forgot this in the mixture!)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar of your favorite tomato pasta sauce
  • Savory Crepe Dough
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
To make the meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 355 degrees. In large bowl, mix together beef, onion, garlic, herbs, breadcrumbs, and egg until combined. Add a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Using an ice cream scoop, portion out the meatballs into round balls. Bake meatballs until cooked through (15-20 minutes).
To make the crepes:
  1. Mix dry ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients in a food processor until smooth. (we did this the old fashioned way – by hand with a whisk!).
  2. Spray small non stick pan with cooking spray. Pour enough batter to make a thin layer when the pan is swirled. Cook for minute on each side, or until golden brown. Put on a plate to cool until they are ready to be filled.
Assemble
  1. Place two meatballs in a line down the middle of the crepe (see recipe below), drizzle a little pasta sauce on top of the meatballs, roll the crepe and top with more mozzarella cheese and sauce.

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